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Canadian Army collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC020
  • Collection
  • 1899 - 1984

The collection consists of records documenting various branches of the Canadian Army. Collection includes photographs of parades and drills taken by the Department of National Defence; photocopies of military order of the 1st Canadian Army during World War II; copies of intelligence tests administered by the Canadian Armed Forces; correspondence, maps, daily reports and copies of morale reports of the Canadian Militia Training Centre No. 111, Gordon Head Camp, together with some photos; booklet of poems by R.W. Day of Sidney Camp; orders for Operation Overlord (D-Day) and other military orders of the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Infantry Battalion; and, miscellaneous reports (including those related to the Dieppe raid), brochures and reference material; Militia Orders (photocopy) 1899; "Secret War Diary" 1-31 May 1941, 6th Cdn. Infantry Brigade; 102 Battalion, 7th platoon roll book, 1896.

Canada. Canadian Army

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC337
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 1992

The collection consists of items pertaining to the Canadian army with a focus on the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) and the Canadian Scottish Regiment. The collection is arranged into 6 alphabetically organized series. These series include ephemeral items (programs, pamphlets, menus Christmas cards, souvenir orders, and a poster), journals and scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and publications.

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum

Florence M. Westman collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC369
  • Collection
  • 1916 - 1918

The collection consists of a photograph album: "My Chronicle of the War," compiled by Florence Westman during and just after the First World War in Ottawa Ontario. The scrapbook contains: photographs; newspaper clippings; postcards; and items of ephemera, including, theater and concert programs, military forms, and menus. Many items relate to her family's involvement in charitable work. Others represent activities organized for the entertainment of the soldiers, including programs for sporting events, theatre and concert performances, and church services. In addition, the scrapbook contains items sent to Florence by soldiers stationed in England and at the Front, such as, photographs, tickets, and military forms, to name a few. The photographs depict soldiers, friends, and family—some formal portraits, and the rest, snapshots of picnics, skating, and additional casual scenes. Sources of news clippings are presumed to be Ottawa periodicals. Similarly, unless otherwise noted, the majority of the photographs were taken in and around Ottawa. Westman filled the scrapbook with personal annotations—often highlighting names in news articles and adding captions to photographs and other items. The Scrapbook pages follow roughly chronological order except for loose items, scans of which are shown after the attached scrapbook pages.

One soldier mentioned throughout the scrapbook is B. C. Hilliam. Bentley Collingwood Hilliam [b. 1890] a native of North Vancouver, took his theatre company on a tour throughout Canada to entertain the troops. An Ottawa news article, published in November 1916, describes him as, “official amusement director of the Canadian army.” The scrapbook also includes several of his humorous cartoon sketches.

Westman, Florence M.

Geoffrey Murray Downton collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC195
  • Collection
  • ca. 1928

The collection consists of Downton's handwritten (photocopied) reminiscences of the Great War, 1914-1918. Also included is "A short account of a pilgrimage made by my wife and myself" in 1928. There are two copies of each. The second copy has a handwritten note to Downton from Reg (Roy) in 1968. The first copy has the stamp of G. Smedley Andrews.

Downton, Geoffrey Murray, 1880-1972

Gerald Smedley Andrews collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC142
  • Collection
  • 1981

The collection consists of a photocopy of G.S. Andrew's typescript entitled "Air Photo Beach Soundings for the Normandy Invasion".

Andrews, G. S. (Gerald Smedley)

Gordon Head Special W/T Station (Y Station) collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC387
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1945

The collection consists of Gordon Head Special W/T Station (Y Station) photographs. The photographs depict daily operation at the Listening station. Y Station was attached to HMCS Givenchy at HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, a shore facility.

Great Britain Army collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC052
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 1941

The collection consists of notebooks containing general orders for Swinley Camp (1800) and orders for Horsham Barracks (1807) of the British Army. Also included is a collection of photographs of British prisoners of war at Stalag VIIIB, Lamsdorf, Germany. Some were used as postcards and were sent through the Prisoners of War Post (Kriegsgefangenenpost) to their destinations in England.

Halfdan F. H. Hertzberg collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC450
  • Collection
  • 1914-1922

The collection consists of maps of Europe and North America collected by Major-General Halfdan Fenton Harbo Hertzberg.

Karl Preuss collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC435
  • Collection
  • ca. 1941-1945

The collection consists of two World War II-era colour-stencilled Soviet military posters. 1) German soldiers before and after the siege on Stalingrad. Slogan translates as: "Quality and Quantity/Before these tried to take Moscow and Stalingrad/and/After they tried to take Stalingrad!", 83 X 143 cm. 2) German soldier being crushed beneath a Soviet tank. Slogan translates as: "Death to the German Finnish bandits", 96 X 162 cm

Preuss, Karl

Military maps collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC122
  • Collection
  • 1889 - 1960

The collection consists primarily of published map series of Europe during World War I and World War II, and several of Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. Some aerial photographs are included.

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