The Canadian 26th Battalion and Ammunition Column leaving for overseas service

Photograph

Description

English

This photograph shows men from the 26th Battalion and Ammunition Column leaving for overseas service in June 1915. The soldiers can be seen hanging out from the decks and portholes of the ship, saying goodbye to those standing on the dock.

The Colonial Copyright Collection of Canadian photographs

This collection covers the period 1895-1924, meaning it contains many photographs relating to the conflicts Canada was involved in during this time. The photographs were received by the British Museum Library (now part of the British Library) as part of the copyright process for Canadian intellectual property that existed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In total over 4,000 photographs were received and the content of the collection is wide ranging as well as surprising. While photographs relating to the Second South African War (1899-1902) are relatively few there is a large amount of material directly and indirectly related to the First World War (1914-1918). Many of these photographs are of troops and service personnel as they are about to leave for Europe, but there are also images of Canada's home front efforts, the effects of the war on Canadian citizens and examples of Canadian's humorous approach to some aspects of the conflict.

Full title
A collection of Canadian photographs received by the British Museum Library 1895-1923 as a result of the Canadian Copyright Act
Created
13 June, 1915
Format
Photograph
Creator
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Held by
British Library
Copyright: © 
Canada. Patent and Copyright Office, Library and Archives Canada
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
HS85/10 30439

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