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Press Conference Concerning Organization of First Cdn Army and Arrangements for Press Representatives, 25 Feb 43

Type: Document

This report deals with a press conference held on February 23, 1943 by the BGS, First Canadian Army. The conference was attended by a group of correspondents likely to be associated with the Canadian Army in future operations. The reporters were given a brief description of military organization and a questionnaire as to which sort of raids they wanted to report on.

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Political Strife Replaced by Fear of Invasion

Type: Document

Partly due to Governor Craig's lack of political skill, relations between the English and French in Lower Canada were bad during the first decade of the 19th century. In 1811 London sent a new governor, Sir George Prevost. His efforts were aided by increasing fear of war with the Americans.

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With The Royal Canadians

Type: Document

Stanley McKeown Brown was a war correspondent who followed Canadian troops into South Africa. This is his record of the incidents and adventures with which Canadian soldiers met, and to give those at home some idea of the trials and discomforts which they encountered serving in the First Canadian Contingent during the South African War.

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French Canadian Reaction

Type: Document

In 1793, the execution of King Louis XVI by French revolutionaries, and the British declaration of war against France were shocks to the French Canadians. They mourned the king, and read propaganda circulated by the French ambassador to the United States with cautious interest.

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General Activities, Canadian Army Overseas, June 1942 - April 1943

Type: Document

An article prepared by Major Stacey for publication in the Canadian Geographical Journal. It deals with the anniversary of the landing of the "first flight" of the first Canadian Division, the growth of the Canadian Army Overseas, and briefly with the raid on Dieppe.

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Royal Engineers Build BC Infrastructure

Type: Document

British Columbia received a detachment of Royal Engineers in 1858 to help build infrastructure for the new colony. They supervised building of the Cariboo Road, which opened up the interior to colonization, and also founded the town of New Westminster.

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Photo Journalists

Type: Document

Two Canadian officers led the way for the many photographers who would record Canada's military operations in the 20th century.

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