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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

Louis Edney fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC341
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1970

The fonds consists of correspondence to and from Major Louis Edney, and a fonds of newspaper clippings. It also includes a fonds of photographs documenting his army career.

Edney, Louis, 1886-1968

Margaret Fletcher fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC042
  • Fonds
  • 1942 - 1994

The fonds consists of personal correspondence (1942-1945), photographs, and news clippings relating to nursing during World War II. Fonds includes Fletcher's reminiscences (1994) about her World War II experiences.

Fletcher, Margaret, 1909-

Michael Grote Stirling fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC395
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1999

The fonds consists mainly of Rear Admiral Stirling's certificates, logs, and diaries from his period of service in the R.N., plus 2 albums and a folder of photographs.

Stirling, Michael Grote, 1915-2002

Michael L. Hadley fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC053
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1945

The fonds consists of Professor Hadley's research on German U-boats 1914-21; 1941-45. It contains a variety of research materials from German, Canadian, U.K and U.S. archival repositories, on U-boat activities before and during both world wars. These were used in his book "U-Boats Against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters" (1985).

Hadley, Michael L.

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.

Military oral history collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC141
  • Collection
  • 1979 - 2019

The collection consists of records generated by a number of different sources that have been brought together as a collection. The Social Sciences Research Project (1970-75) includes 29 interviews (and transcripts) with Major General The Hon. G. R. Pearkes and significant associates of Pearkes. They cover Pearkes' military career in both World Wars, his political career, particularly as Minister of Defence, and his role in the office of Lieutenant Governor or B.C. (1960-68). Over a number of years, subsequent to the Pearkes interviews, Dr. Roy commissioned several senior students to interview 185 former military personnel, Canadian and Allied. These were funded by the Department of National Defence. The collection offers personal accounts of action in the Great War and in most theatres of the Second War in which Canadians participated, as well as post war peace-time activities in NATO. When Dr. Roy retired in 1988 he gave a number of guest lecture tapes and some C.B.C. military oral history tapes. In 1982, Dr. Barnett B. Singer, a sessional lecturer, donated one interviews with a holocaust survivor, Mr. William Jacobs of Victoria. In 1983, Dr. David Stafford donated nine research interviews (and transcripts) for a book that he was doing on clandestine operations in World War II. In 1984, Elizabeth Hazlitte, a nurse at Victoria's, Veteran's Hospital, gave her interviews with six Great War veterans which she had completed on an L.I.P. grant. In 1990, Robert Winkenhower gave an interview of Olga Ghosh about the experience of a Jew living in Germany in the 1930's (accessioned 1994). In 1993, Cmdr. Hal Lawrence, a naval historian, donated copies of cassettes, summaries and transcripts of 120 interviews with retired Canadian navy personnel. These interviews were conducted between 1980 and 1990 under contract with DND. In 1993, B. Marshall, through Dr. Reg Roy, donated a cassette of an episode of Lister Sinclair's CBC radio programme called "Ideas". The episode was called "A Sense of War" and contains the experiences of Nursing Sisters in W.W. II. In 1997, Dr. Shawn Cafferky donated 22 tapes and transcripts of interview on Naval aviation also commissioned by D.N.D. Directorate of History and Heritage. Interviews with Lt. Col. John Edmonson, M/Gen. Norman Ross and Mr. Geo. Kidd (Major) were added in 2007. "War Stories: A Life Remembered", an audio recording of Thomas Miller's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II on 2 compact discs was donated in 2008, as well as an interview with Ross Purse describing conditions in Oeyama Camp in Japan during World War II. Will Pratt's interviews of Japanese-Canadian veterans were added in 2009. An interview with LCol Cyril Neroutsos was added in 2010.

P. W. Nelles fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC380
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1946

The fonds consists of two photograph albums: Quebec Conference (1943); Japanese surrender of Hong Kong (1945).

Nelles, P.W. (Percy Walker), 1892-1951

Peter Ferguson Ramsay fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC343
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1984

The fonds consists of invitations received by Brigadier General Ramsay, various programs of events, the itinerary of the 1980 Royal Visit, and a fonds of newspaper clippings.

Ramsay, Peter Ferguson, 1916-2006

Preston family collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC072
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1965

The collection consists of two manuscripts:-- "The Fathers' Indian Mutiny Letters, 1857 - 1859" which consists of Xeroxed, typed transcripts of letters from J. H. Wyatt, writing from India, to his wife, Jane, "Jeanie" in Aberdeen. There are 77 letters plus a note: "Maude's Battery at the Relief of Lucknow 25 Set. 1857. By Lt. Col. M.E.S. Laws. OBE. M.C. R.A. (ret'd.) Taken from the R.A. Journal, July, 1953", 6 pp. The second is "Military Memories: Part I. First World War,1914-19; Part II. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Turkey, 1919-23; Part III. Royal Air Force, 1923-28; Part IV, Second World War 1938-1945 by W. F. A. Preston, Major late Royal Artillery, Newmarket, Ontario, 1965." 137 pp.

Preston (family)

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