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Pictorial Works

Both Bernier and Marteinson are popular histories of the Canadian Armed Forces -- Marteinson of the Army only. Both introduce a number of illustrations never before published, but both, and especially Marteinson, are substantial textual histories of the war as well. Robertson's Relentless verity contains, for the First World War, the work of official photographers to the Canadian government. Although Robertson's book has become dated as more material has become available, the quality of the reproductions makes it a pleasure to use.

* Bernier, Serge. -- Canadian military heritage. -- Vol. III : 1872-2000. -- Montreal : Art Global, 2000. -- P. 91-136. -- Also published in French under the title: Le patrimoine militaire canadien : d'hier à aujourd'hui : tome III : 1872-2000

Canada in the Great World War : an illustrated record of the Canadian army in France and Flanders during the years 1915-1918. -- Ottawa : Heliotype Co., 1919. -- 1 vol., chiefly ill.

The Canadian war pictorial. -- No. 1-4. -- London : Canadian War Records Office, [1916-18]

Marteinson, John, et al. -- We stand on guard : an illustrated history of the Canadian Army. -- Montreal : Ovale Publications, 1992. -- P. 95-210

Robertson, Peter. -- Irréducible vérité : les photographes militaires canadiens depuis 1885 = Relentless verity : Canadian military photographers since 1885. -- Québec : Les Presses de l'Université Laval ; Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1973. -- 233 p. -- (Public Archives of Canada series)

Santor, Donald M. -- Canadians at war, 1914-1918. -- Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall, 1978. -- 96 p. -- (Canadiana scrapbook)

  • Much like a family scrapbook, this work is made up of pictures, reproductions of newspaper articles and extracts from material as varied as speeches and training manuals.

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