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Casualty evacuation, U.N. Protection Force in ex-Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), 1994

Type: Image

Canadian military personnel evacuating a wounded United Nations soldier in Bosnia, 1994. (DND, 94-501A-4)

Site: National Defence

Sir Humphrey Gilbert cutting the first sod in Newfoundland in August 1583

Type: Image

Sir Humphrey Gilbert's British colony on Newfoundland failed partially because the colonists were more anxious to find silver mines than to plant crops. On 5 August 1583, Sir Humphrey claimed the island in a ceremony that involved his holding a twig of a hazel tree and a sod of earth. That winter, the explorer sailed back to England and was lost at sea when his ship sank in a storm.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Illustrated News - Hospital Ward in the Palace at Versailles (The War)

Type: Image

Drawing of a hospital room in the Palace at Versailles during the Franco-Prussian War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Troops in Hospital, by war artist Jack Nichols

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, Troops in Hospital, created by Jack Nichols in 1946.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Officers in the mess, circa 1850

Type: Image

The regimental officers' mess was something of a social centre and a military version of a private gentlemen’s club. By pooling their resources together, the officers could thus indulge in some of life's small luxuries such as good wines and pleasant surroundings.

Site: National Defence

Staff and patients, Moose Jaw field hospital, 1885

Type: Image

A group of Anglican nuns from Toronto served in a 40-bed hospital in Moose Jaw during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. They cared for sick and wounded from the battles of Batoche and Fish Creek. Twelve women in all were part of the first organized body of female nurses in Canadian military history. Note the group of wounded patients at centre, two of whom have lost an arm.

Site: National Defence

Head nurse in winter uniform, Canadian Nursing Service, circa 1908

Type: Image

The Nursing Service was formed in 1901, and Canadian military nurses served in South Africa. Initially dressed in khaki clothing appropriate for service in the field, the nurses were given more formal uniforms in 1907. This reconstruction by Ron Volstad shows a nurse's winter uniform. The painting is based on a photo of Georgina Fane Pope, a woman of exceptional talents who was the Service's first head. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence