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85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) CEF

 

Photos and Photo Postcards - WW1 - Europe - 1916 to 1919

 

Photos

This section contains three photos showing Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force in Europe, greeting Canadian soldiers, including those from the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). They were taken around the time of the Battle of Amiens in France, in August, 1918. This battle was the opening of the Hundred Days Offensive which led to the Armistice with Germany that ended the war.

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Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig Greets Soldiers of the 85th Battalion

Near Amiens, France

August, 1918

Note the men are wearing their kilts which were issued to them for the first time only the month before. Some of the men are wearing khaki "kilt covers" or "kilt aprons" over the fronts of their kilts to protect them.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  0-2 (2-5.2)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Library and Archives Canada PA-002901
 


Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig Greets Soldiers

Near Amiens, France

August, 1918

The group of soldiers grouped close together in the background appear to be from 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). Note their kilts. This photo was probably taken just after the previous photo.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-5 (1-1.3)
Image Information:  Received as electronic file
Source:  Terry McCully Collection, Calgary, Alberta
 


Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig Greets an Officer of the 85th Battalion

Near Amiens, France

August, 1918

The soldiers that are watching don't appear to be from the 85th Battalion. Their unit is unidentified.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  13-7 (3-1.4)
Image Information: Scan of original photo
Source:  Stephen Horne Collection, 2013 
 

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