They Fought in Colour is a photographic exploration of Canada’s First World War experience presented for the first time in full, vibrant colour, with commentary from some of our country’s leading public figures, including Paul Gross, Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Atwood, Tim Cook, and many others.
Canadians today see the First World War largely through black and white photography. Colourizing these images brings a new focus to our understanding and appreciation of the role Canada played during the First World War. It makes the soldier in the muddy trench, the nurse in the field hospital, and those who waited for them at home come to life. Immediately, their expressions, mannerisms, and feelings are familiar. They become real. They Fought in Colour is a new look at Canada’s experience during the Great War. A more accessible look. A more contemporary look.
Table of Contents
Foreword — Paul Gross
Chapter 1: Training and Preparation — The Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C.
Chapter 2: The Battlefield — Timothy C. Winegard
Chapter 3: War and Medicine — Tim Cook
Chapter 4: Life in the Trenches — Charlotte Gray
Chapter 5: Communications — Rick Hansen
Chapter 6: Sports and Entertainment — Stephen Brunt
Chapter 7: Technology and Innovation — Lee Windsor
Chapter 8: Life Behind the Lines — Hugh Brewster
Chapter 9: The Homefront — Margaret Atwood
Chapter 10: Coming Home — R.H. Thomson
Afterword — Peter Mansbridge
On September 17, 2018, Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, hosted a reception to launch They Fought in Colour. Thank you to all our colleagues, alumni, supporters and friends of the Foundation who attended. Please click here to view the photo gallery from this event.
Interested in a preview of the book? Click the image below to read a sample chapter!