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Cape Breton Highlanders

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Photos and Postcards - Pre-WW2  – 1920 to 1939

  • Photos - Two photos pertaining to the Governor-General of Canada's Visit to Cape Breton, 1937 
     
  • Photos - Three photos of commanding officers 
     
  • Photos - Two photos showing groups of officers
     
  • Photos - Two photos of the Regimental Sergeant-Major
     
  • Photos - One photo showing a group of officers from various battalions
     

Photos and Postcards – WW2 – Canada – 1939 to 1941

  • Photos - Two photos taken at Connaught Ranges, Ontario, 1941
     
  • Panoramic Photos - Four large panoramic group photos taken at Connaught Ranges, Ontario, 1941 
     
  • ​Photos - Six photos showing groups of soldiers at Debert, NS, 1941 
     
  • Photos - One photo of the Signals Platoon in Sydney, 1940  
     

Photos and Postcards – WW2 – England – 1941-1943

  • Photos - Six photos taken during training in England
     
  • Photos - One photo - "Mail Call"
     
  • Photos - Two photos - "Padre's Hour"
     

Photos and Postcards – WW2 – Italy – 1943-1945

  • Photos - Three photos pertaining to the Cape Breton Highlanders arriving in Italy, 1943
     
  • Photos - Three photos taken at Snow Haven Rest Camp, 1944
     
  • Photos - Four photos pertaining to fighting in the Hitler Line, May, 1944 
     
  • Photos - Six miscellaneous photos showing groups of Cape Breton Highlanders in Italy
     

Photos and Postcards – WW2 – Northwest Europe – 1945-1946

  • Photos - Six photos of Cape Breton Highlanders in France and Belgium, 1945
     
  • Photos - Fourteen photos pertaining to the liberation of Delfzijl, Holland, 1945
     
  • Photos - Twelve photos pertaining to Battery Delfzijl, taken shortly after the battle, 1945
     
  • Photos- Six photos pertaining to Battery Delfzijl, taken post WW2, up to the 1970's
     
  • Photos - Fifteen photos pertaining to Cape Breton Highlanders in Delfzijl, Holland, post liberation, 1945
     

Photos and Postcards – WW2 – Home Comings

  • Photos - Two photos of the troop ship Ile de France docking in Halifax, NS, 1946
     
  • Photos - Two photos showing returning Cape Breton Highlanders in Halifax, NS, 1946 
     

Photos and Postcards – Post WW2 – 1946-1953

  • Photos - Two photos of the Cape Breton Highlanders pipe band
     

Documents

Newspaper Clippings - WW2 Era

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping photo, circa 1939-1940, showing Cape Breton Highlanders who were guarding the local airports near Sydney, NS.

  • Newspaper Clippings - Two newspaper clippings dated January 24, 1941, both pertaining to the Cape Breton Highlanders during winter training in either Cape Breton or Saint John, NB.

  • Newspaper Clippings - Two newspaper clipping photos dated May 19, 1941, showing Cape Breton Highlanders at the Sydney train station after completing a two week furlough.
     
  • Newspaper Clippings - Three undated newspaper clipping photos, with captions and names, showing groups of Cape Breton Highlanders at Debert, NS, in the autumn of 1941, just before they went overseas.
     
  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated February 6, 1944, by Canadian press war correspondent Foster Barclay. The article pertains to the Cape Breton Highlander's first major battle of the war, an ill-fated assault across a stream called the Riccio, in Italy, on January 17, 1944. Many men are named in the article.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated August 19, 1944, by Canadian press war correspondent Bill Boss. The article pertains to the conditions of the Italians and their land and towns in the area around Ortona, on the Adriatic coast of central Italy, seven to eight months after the Canadians fought in that area. The article makes mention of the Cape Breton Highlanders and their first battle in the Arielli Valley.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated September 28, 1944. It pertains to the assault by the Cape Breton Highlanders on August 30, 1944, to take Hill 120, near the village of Montecchio, on the Adriatic Front in Italy. Many Cape Breton Highlanders are mentioned by name in the article, including Pte. Alphonse Hickey from Sydney, NS, who was killed in the attack.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated September 30, 1944, by Doug How, Canadian press war correspondent. It pertains to the battle for the village of Montecchio and the adjacent Hill 120, on the Adriatic Front in Italy. The article mentions the Cape Breton Highlanders and their role in the fighting for Hill 120 on August 30, 1944.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated October 7, 1944, by Doug How. It pertains to the assault and capture of Coriano Ridge on the Adriatic Front in Italy, and the role played by the Cape Breton Highlanders in the attack. Many Cape Breton Highlanders are mentioned by name in the article.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated November 2, 1944, by Canadian press war correspondent Doug How. It pertains to fighting by the Cape Breton Highlanders on the Adriatic Front in northern Italy in the vicinity of the village of Fiumicino. The article mentions help they received from an Italian priest. Many Cape Breton Highlanders are mentioned by name in the article.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated January 5, 1945, by Canadian press war correspondent William Boss, pertaining to the fighting by Canadian troops on the Adriatic coast of northern Italy in the vicinity of the town of Granarola. The article mentions a bridgehead over the Bonifica Canal secured by the Cape Breton Highlanders. Capt. Ralph Bonnell is mentioned by name in the article.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One newspaper clipping article dated April 23, 1945, by Canadian press war correspondent Bill Boss, pertaining to the transfer of all Canadian troops from Italy to Northwest Europe in March, 1945. This included the Cape Breton Highlanders.

  • Newspaper Clipping - One undated newspaper clipping article, circa January, 1946, pertaining to the expected arrival of the troopship Ile de France in Halifax, on January 25, 1946. On board are Canadian troops arriving back from overseas, including the Cape Breton Highlanders. Many Cape Breton Highlanders are mentioned by name in the article.  

 

 

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