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Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill, British Columbia

Type: Image

Built in 1898-1900 to protect the entrance to the Royal Navy (and later the Royal Canadian Navy) base on the Pacific, the battery has been restored to its appearance during the Second World War 1939-45. (Parks Canada)

Site: National Defence

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

Trooper, Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1900-1902

Type: Image

Six regiments of Canadian Mounted Rifles were sent to South Africa in 1900-1902, although the final four arrived after the end of the war, and saw no service. All of them had khaki uniforms. This man wears British-made clothing, issued to replace inferior Canadian uniforms made of canvas. The 'stetson' hat was the distinguishing mark of a Canadian soldier during the war. These were bought from an American company. The Mounted Rifles wore Oliver pattern equipment (invented by a British doctor and used only by the Canadians) made up of a belt, bayonet, and haversack, along with Orndorff pattern bandoliers from British stocks. They were armed with Lee-Enfield Mark I rifles. Reconstruction by Ron Volstad. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence

'Amazons Battalion,' St. John, New Brunswick, 1901

Type: Image

During the South African War, the local militia regiment in St. John, New Brunswick, sponsored and trained a paramilitary group made up of young women. Members of the 'Amazons Battalion' are seen with their instructor, a lieutenant of the 62nd Regiment 'St. John Fusiliers'. (Private collection)

Site: National Defence

Photo Gallery - South African War

Type: Image

A photo gallery is presented here commemorating fallen Canadians. Some photos of veterans appear in the collection as well as the cemetaries where they were buried and monuments memorializing their contribution to the war.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Hussar trooper, Canadian Volunteer Militia, circa 1905

Type: Image

The hussar units of the Canadian Volunteer Militia continued to wear the full dress uniform of the British 13th Hussars into the 20th century, with the busby gradually replacing the white helmet.

Site: National Defence

HMS Monarch, iron screwship with turrets, Royal Navy

Type: Image

This Royal Navy warship, launched in May 1868, was one of the first iron-built battleships fitted with turrets enclosing and rotating its four 25-ton (25.4 mt) 12-inch (30.4 cm.) guns. One of the largest and fastest battleships of its day, HMS Monarch had a displacement of 8820 tons (8962 mt), armour six to seven inches (15-18 cm) thick and a top speed of 15 knots (27.8 kph).

Site: National Defence

Map of the Battle of Leliefontein - South African War

Type: Image

Three maps that show the location of the Battle of Leliefontein and the movement of British, Canadian, and Boer troops between 9am and 11am on November 7, 1900, near Belfast, South Africa.

Site: Canadian War Museum

The Quebec Citadel, circa 1950

Type: Image

Built between 1828 and 1856, the Quebec Citadel has remained largely the same ever since, as this 1950s picture shows. It is now the regimental HQ of the Royal 22e Régiment / Royal 22nd Regiment - the famous 'Van Doos'. (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence

Officer and gunners, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1889

Type: Image

Royal Artillery detachments continued to be posted in Halifax until 1905 to serve the large coast defence guns which protected the naval base.

Site: National Defence