First World War in Colour

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Canadian soldiers returning from Vimy Ridge
Photo courtesy of: Canadian War Museum George Metcalf Archival Collection 19920085-295
Colourized for the first time ever by Canadian Colour

A little French paper boy selling papers in Canadian line. June, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-001436

Gen. Currie telling now Vimy Ridge was taken. Visit of Canadian Journalists to the Front. July, 1918.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002913

Battle of Amiens. Tanks advancing. Prisoners bring in wounded wearing gas masks. August, 1918.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002951

Pack horses taking up ammunition to guns of 20th Bty CFA Neuville St. Vaast. April, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-001229

Canadian and German wounded help one another through the mud during the capture of Passchendaele. November, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-003737

Canadians filling their water bottles, etc. Amiens. August, 1918.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002970

Three Canadian soldiers in a German dug-out captured during the Canadian advance east of Arras.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-003201

Canadian wounded enjoying a cup of tea at Advanced Dressing Station during the advance East of Arras. October, 1918.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-003192Gen.

Sir Sam Hughes and Party looking at ruins in Arras. August, 1916.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-000590

Canadian forestry men having a skate.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-004972

On sentry duty on a front-line trench. September, 1916.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-000568

Telephone testing station at the front. Operators at their posts. October, 1916.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-000740

Despatch Rider for His Majesty’s Pigeon Service leaving with birds for the trenches. November, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002069

Canadians interested in Canadian Daily Record in trenches near Lens. February, 1918.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002403

Unable to ride his cycle through the mud caused by the recent storm, a Canadian messenger carries his “horse”. August, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-001581

Highlander cleaning his rifle. June, 1916.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-000163

Canadians testing their gas masks after heavy work in the trenches. September, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-001835

Communication trench. September, 1916.
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-000791

All photos courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (modified from the originals).
Colourized for the first time by Canadian Colour.

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