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Canadian Illustrated News - Departure of the German Troops Reserve

Type: Image

Drawing representing the departure of the German troops from Nancy, France.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - France. The German Evacuation. Reception of the French Troops at Toul

Type: Image

Drawing representing the evacuation of German civilians and the arrival of the French troops at Toul.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Officer cadet, Royal Military College of Canada, 1954

Type: Image

Except for a few details, the full dress uniform of officer cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, remained essentially the same since the college was founded in 1874. As shown in this 1954 photo, only the shakos and pith helmets worn on parade by first-class officer-cadets disappeared, replaced by pill-box caps. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-2049)

Site: National Defence

Private, Canadian Volunteer Militia, 1863-1870

Type: Image

This volunteer wears the full dress uniform authorized for the Canadian Volunteer Militia in 1863. Few units would have worn the shako shown in this image, substituting the inexpensive (and far more comfortable) forage cap. The style is generally similar to that worn by British regular infantry, with the white-metal buttons and badges commonly used by militia units within the British empire. Reconstruction by Ron Volstad. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence

Lower Fort Garry, 1870

Type: Image

This fort was occupied by Colonel Wolseley’s Red River Expedition in late August 1870. (Library and Archives Canada, C-114461)

Site: National Defence

Canadian Illustrated News - Plan of the Attack on Elmina (The Ashantee War)

Type: Image

Drawing of the plan of attack on Elmina during the Ashantee War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - King of Ashantee and His Executioners

Type: Image

Drawing of the King of the Ashantee and his executioners.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - Burial of General Douiane by the Prussians (The War)

Type: Image

Drawing of the burial of Général Douiane by the Germans.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - Prussian Naval Stataion on the Baltic (The War in Europe. Kiel)

Type: Image

Drawing representing the Prussian naval base on the Baltic.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Royal Military College cadet, 1876

Type: Image

This was the uniform of a Royal Military College cadet at the time of the opening of the college in 1876. The graduates of RMC enlisted in both the Permanent and Volunteer Militia, as well as the North-West Mounted Police. Print after Henri Julien in the 'Canadian Illustrated News' (Montreal), 17 June 1876.

Site: National Defence