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Major-General James Wolfe

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The portrait shows Major-General James Wolfe in the all red uniform that he frequently wore during the siege of Quebec and probably also during the siege of Louisbourg as well. This type of all red uniform dated from the days of the Duke of Marlborough as an optional field dress for officers. The original source for this 1766 portrait is a sketch made by Captain Hervey Smyth, Wolfe's aide-de-camp during the siege. The black band worn around Wolfe's arm is a mourning band in remembrance of the general's father, who had died in March 1759.

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Map of the Military Districts of Canada, circa 1910

Type: Image

The Canadian ministry of Militia and Defence was established in 1868. The country was originally divided by the ministry into nine Military Districts. Additional districts were added later on.

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A general accompanied by his staff, Montreal, circa 1865

Type: Image

This charming watercolour of the staff of the British garrison at Montreal was painted by Captain Francis G. Coleridge of the 1st battalion of the 25th (the King's Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot. The blue coated staff officers with their cocked hats are accompanied by a scarlet coated officer of the 25th. Coleridge's entire album of 90 paintings is now in the collection of the Library and Archives Canada. (Library and Archives Canada C-102478)

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Surrender of the German army at Wageningen, the Netherlands, 5 May 1945

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Lieutenant-General Charles Foulkes (1903-1969), commander of the 1st Canadian Corps, accepts the surrender of the German army occupation forces in the Netherlands from Generaloberst Johannes Blaskowitz (1883-1948), at Wageningen, the Netherlands, on 5 May 1945. (Library and Archives Canada, PA-116811)

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Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders, Royal Navy

Type: Image

Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders (circa 1715 - 1775) commanded the British fleet during the 1759 siege of Quebec.

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Sir James Henry Craig, Governor General of Canada

Type: Image

Craig (1748-1812), was Governor General of Canada from 1807 to 1811. His term was a stormy one, but he had many friends and admirerers in the colony, something shown by the brisk sale in Canada of prints portraying him. Sir James is shown wearing the uniform of a British general, with the star of the Order of the Bath on his breast. (Library and Archives Canada, C-024888)

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Louis XV, King of France from 1715 to 1774

Type: Image

King Louis XV of France (1710–1774) is shown wearing the royal robes. Around his neck are the collars and insignia of two orders of chivalry - the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece, and the French Order of Saint-Louis. The white 8-pointed cross of the latter order was awarded to many Canadain soldiers during the French regime in Canada. (Library and Archives Canada, C-000604)

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Lieutenant-General The Honourable Sir Sam Hughes, MP

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Sir Sam Hughes (1853-1921), the controversial Minister of Militia and Defence when the First World War began. Hughes was passionately interested in military matters, but his term as Minister was both a political and military failure. (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)

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Navy archer, mid-18th century

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Not to be confused with the archers of the Maréchaussée, Navy archers were escorts, bodyguards and armed agents of the Intendant, the chief financial administrator of a French province or colony. They arrived in New France when the first Intendant was appointed in 1665. Reconstruction by Francis Back. (Parks Canada)

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Lieutenant-General H.D.G. Crerar

Type: Image

Henry Duncan Graham Crerar (1888-1965) was Commander in Chief of Canadian troops in Europe, 1944-45. This photo was taken in France. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-9)

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