Lever une armée

Sons of the Empire

The Film

Year
1914

Running Time
49 s

Producer
Topical Film Company

Canadian soldiers in England. Canadian troops arrive in England prepared to defend the Empire. The troops are seen arriving on rail baggage wagons. Some wash themselves (outdoors), another is seen writing a letter. A group of soldiers pose for the camera with a large Union Flag which has a border made up of miniatures of Allied flags


Pieces of History

Raising Volunteers and Early Send-Offs

Military Logistics of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1919

Life in the Trenches


Images

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Marching Past Princess Patricia, [ca. 1918] 215th BN, CEF: Look.The Fate of the Empire Depends on You! The Jews the World Over Love Liberty Have Fought for It … This Is Your Flag It Stands for Liberty – Fight for It Join the 207 Overseas Battalion, 1914-1918 Early-war Military Cemetery Vimy Memorial, 1917 Troops of the 73rd Battalion RHC, CEF Marching Past King George V and Field Marshall Lord French at Hankley Common, July 1, 1916

Other Materials

The 13th (Royal Highlanders of Canada) Battalion

Les Purs Canayens

The 10th (Western Canadians) Battalion

The 2nd (Eastern Ontario) Battalion

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)

The 5th (Western Cavalry)

The 16th (Canadian Scottish) (Princess Mary’s) Battalion