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Convoy Taking the Canadian Expeditionary Force to Britain, October 8, 1914
This photograph shows a convoy of ships taking the first contingent of Canadian soldiers to Europe. The convoy system, in which a group of vessels sailed together under escort, afforded the men, equipment and supplies being transported a more effective defence against German submarines. This convoy preceded the one that carried Ernest Nelson, but the convoy principle remained unchanged until the end of the war.
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