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Canadian officers examining German machine guns
Canadian officers examining German machine guns
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Summary

Canadian officers with captured German weapons, during World War I. Canadian officers are pictured with a vast array of captured German weapons, laid out in rank and file order rather like an army battalion. Such a seizure of enemy fire-power would probably have been highly effective for morale-building and propaganda purposes when the photograph was published in Britain...Canadian troops played a huge role in the ultimate Allied victory in World War I. Between 1914 and 1918 more than half-a-million Canadians enlisted in the army, and in the final offensives of the war Canadian divisions were at the forefront, capturing many German soldiers and weapons like those shown in the photograph...[Original reads: 'Canadian Officers examining German Machine Guns.']..digital.nls.uk/74549228 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74549228 )
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Date

1914
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Location

Les Moineaux, 36330 Arthon, France46.71067, 1.71819
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National Library of Scotland
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