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The 22nd (French Canadian) Battalion

The Film


Running Time
07 min 22 s

War Office Cinema Committee

The main activities of the 22nd battalion behind the lines. First we see the battalion marching. Then the soldiers stop to eat, while commissioned and non-commissioned officers pose for the camera. The battalion regroups for an outdoor service. Later a marching company stops to find out which route to take. A young Frenchwoman answers their questions. Finally, the battalion commander, Lt-Col Tremblay, addresses his men.

Pieces of History

Life in the Trenches


Men of the 22nd Battalion Practise Digging Trenches, East Sanding, England, 1915 Captain Joseph Chaballe French-Canadians in Flanders

Other Materials

How the 22nd Battalion Was Formed

Teaching Materials

Behind the Lines

The Battles: In the Trenches