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They Fought in Colour

They Fought in Colour is a photographic exploration of Canada’s First World War experience presented for the first time in full, vibrant colour.

The Fought in Colour

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.

In bookstores October 6, 2018! Purchase your copy of They Fought in Colour online at Dundurn Press, Indigo, or from your favourite bookseller. Also available in a softcover edition at Indigo.

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.

Supporters

Centennial Benches

Thank you to our generous sponsors whose contributions helped shaped the Centennial Park.

The Graham & Gayle Cooke Foundation Vancouver, Canada

In loving memory of grandfather Pte. Hugh MacDougall, 1/1st Lovat’s Scouts Yeomanry Wounded at Gallipoli, Sept., 1915. Je Suis Prest.

The Government of Ontario is proud to pay tribute to the Canadians heroes who bravely fought to preserve our values and freedoms. We are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice.

New Brunswick Remembers

Donated by the Province of New Brunswick

In memory of Helen Allen Stacey who connected thousands of needy children with adoptive parents and Col. C.P. Stacey, professor and official historian of the Canadian Army in the Second World War.

Remembered by their loving families and friends.

Rocky Mountain Rangers 172 Battalion Kamloops BC Canada Hon. Lt. Col. T.D.F. Newell

10th Battalion Calgary Highlanders “The Fighting 10th”

In dedication to the brave men and women who fought for freedom at Vimy Ridge

On behalf of Husky Injection Molding Systems

In memory of: Donald Wilfred Machum 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles 1895 – 1966 Donald Alexander Machum 1927 – 2007

The Province of Alberta

remembers those Albertans who served their country in the First World War, and subsequent wars.

Karen Girling, Bruce MacLellan, Ally and Sara,

in memory of those who served.

Gift of the Rossy Foundation

In memory of all soldiers who served and gave their lives for our freedom. Fasken

The Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation

In grateful memory of the men of the 13th, 42nd and 73rd Battalions C.E.F. who valiantly fought here in 1917.

Perpetuated by: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

The gift of The Peter Cundill Foundation on behalf of F Peter Cundill 1938-2011;

a great Canadian, whose deep understanding of history afforded him a profound appreciation of the valour and the gritty determination displayed by his countrymen at Vimy.

John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family

Miner Family Canada

Asseyez-vous. Enjoy the view of freedom they would insist. John Adie RFA 1914-18.

In memory of their valour and their bravery.

The people of Manitoba, Canada will never forget the many who fought and died for our freedom.

Hamilton Academy of Medicine in support of Docs on Ice

The Government of Nova Scotia commemorates Nova Scotians who served, and continue to serve Canada.

We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.

Supporters

Centennial Trees

We would like to thank our generous donors who helped bring this memorial to life with their kind contributions.

Ian & Christie Gray Family, Port Credit Ontario

Honouring the sacrifices of University of Toronto students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The Fraser Family

In memory of Frederick Thomas Lodge & John (Jack) Fraser

Costigan family

In memory of Major John Francis Costigan, 50th Battalion infantry. April 4th 1917 Canada.

Royal Military Colleges of Canada, Class of 1973.

Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance

The Cadets of the Eastern Arctic.

Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.

Flinker Family

Graham Campbell & Rachel St. John

The Mews Family

In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews

The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, The Royal Regiment of Canada, and the 48th Highlanders of Canada

salute their perpetuated CEF battalions – 3rd, 15th, 58th, 83rd, 92nd, 95th, 123rd, 124th, 134th, 166th, 170th, 198th, 204th and 255th. We will remember them!

In memory of soldiers of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry who paid the supreme sacrifice 9-12 April 1917

The Dalglish Family

The Men and Women of Operation Guardian Force who care for and Remember our Veterans

Shannon Family

in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan

Ainslie Hogan and sons

The Men and Women of the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service / Les hommes et les femmes du Service de l’aumônerie royale canadienne

Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management

We will remember them. Forever grateful, the Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management

The Boquist Family

A.Coburn & D.Auringer families

In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF

In loving memory of our angel Barbara (Glica) Sweeney 1957 – 2019. You live in our hearts.

The Clarke Family

To honour ARLINGTON CLARKE and the many brave Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.

In memory of Bill and Joan Livingston

Randy & Carolyn Peek & Family

Matt and Erin Giffen & Family

LCol William and Carolyn Patton

In memory of LT T.J. Taylor, Cpl R. Anderson, and Pte W. Coolen

Robert C. Douglas and Joanne R. Sutherland

In Honour of James R. Sutherland Sr. 44th Bn(Manitoba)

TAO Asset Management

The Burton Family

In memory of Graham Burton

Assurant

The Knights and Dames of the Order of St. George Canada.

We Will Remember You.

Ken and Dianne Griffith & Family

Robert Francis

The Wyant Family

in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon M. Wyant, OC, CD, QHP

The Croxon Family

The Wood Family

in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley

The Ritz & Hunt families

in memory of Pte Harry Franklin Ritz (78th Bn)

Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation

Le 22e Régiment, le Régiment de Maisonneuve, les Fusiliers Mont-Royal

Maureen Bianchini Purvis, Randall Purvis, Sara McNeill, Keely Yates, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Dedicated on behalf of the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation, to all that rest upon this sacred Canadian land in France. We encourage all and especially, the world’s youth, to gaze upon its beauty and understand that the oak tree is a symbol of Bravery, Power, Protection and Truth. Please remember their sacrifices and the strength it took to defend us. We hope all will make a pledge, when they stand before it, to remember. May they be commemorated forever and our gratitude infinite. Peace be with you.

In memory of Capt Frank Edgar Hamblin, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

The Shanahan Carriage Company

in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Chipman, MC, VD

Robert Quartermain

The Glover Family

honours Sergeant Winfred (Fred) Alexander Glover, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Karen Miller and Gerald McDonnell

The Galt Family.

In memory of the brave souls who fought for our freedoms. We owe you immeasurable Gratitude.

La Municipalité régionale de Halifax est honorée de soutenir le maintien du legs des chênes de Vimy.

The family of Pte. Thomas Lloyd Smith – April 27, 1917, Vimy Ridge

Donnelly Automotive Group, Ottawa

Courage Remembered – In loving memory of G. Kingsley Ward and Adele E. Ward

Irene Topits

Alan Greenberg, Darcia Rowntree and Families

Landscape Ontario

Joseph L. Campbell and Joan Miller-Campbell

Mr. & Mrs. S. Mehta, Mississauga, ON

In memory of our beloved servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Requiescat in pace.

Industrial Alliance

In memory of Andrew Powell

Barry & Elizabeth A. Peacock

In memory of Robert Charles Peacock

Craig, Debois, Isaacs, Mierins, Tilgner, Warner.

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours

The Kelleher Family

In memory of Dr. W.R. Harwood

Harold S. Hadley & Claudia J. Kennedy

The Vickers Family

in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham

For Brave Valentine, with Love The Hyatt Family

Bain Family

In memory of Pvt William Arthur Wilcox, 15th Bn, lost at Festubert, France May 21, 1915

The Kelsall Family

In honour of Corporal Samuel Lester Kelsall 58th Battalion 9th MGC 3rd Division

Mike Stollery Automotive Partnerships

In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth

Pembcorp Automotive Group

In Memory of General Sir Arthur Currie

From the Capern Walimaki Family

In loving memory of our ancestors who sacrificed for us all.

We remember Jack and Fred Evans, brothers from Parkland, Alberta, who died at the Somme in Nov. 1916

Honour – Courage – Sacrifice / Royal Canadian Navy

The MFL Jaques Family

In loving memory of Lieutenant Maurice Alexander Jaques, lost Sept 3, 1916

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