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RCMS Trivia / Trivia du SSRC

RCMS Trivia / Trivia du SSRC

  The first CFHSTC Honorary Colonel was a member of the British Trans Arctic Expedition in 1968-69   Click here  to learn more   Le premier colonel honoraire du CTSHFC a été membre de l’expédition transarctique britannique en 1968-1969.   Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus       The origin of the motto of the Royal Canadian Medical Services / L’origine de la devise du Service de santé  royal...

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Message in a Bottle / Un message dans une bouteille

Message in a Bottle / Un message dans une bouteille

Le texte en français suit   NOTE: This is a repeat of an article published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery, Vol 61, No 5. 2018.   Message in a bottle: the discovery of a young Medical Officer’s map from the 1917 Battle of Hill 70.  The map, entitled Loos 36° NW 3’ was drawn by 24-year-old Captain Alexander Edward MacDonald in fall 1917 and was found in his old surgery textbook.  MacDonald’s map depicts the positions of the Canadian...

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Llandovery Castle Remembered / Souvenir de Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle Remembered / Souvenir de Llandovery Castle

Le texte en français suit    A commemorative photo album has been prepared to record and share photos of events held in Ottawa and Halifax on the 100th anniversary of  the torpedo sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle. These events served to honour and remember those members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps who lost their lives. Click here to view album.   Texte en français commence      Un album de photos commémoratives...

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CAMC During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  / Le CSAC pendant les cent derniers jours de la Grande Guerre  

CAMC During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  / Le CSAC pendant les cent derniers jours de la Grande Guerre  

Le texte en français suit  The CAMC with the Canadian Corps During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War  by Colonel A.E. Snell A new addition to the Virtual Museum Library, this book provides a good overview of the problems of the medical services in war,  of the methods by which the sick and wounded are cared for, and of the devotion and intelengence with which the duties od all ranks were discharged. Col Snell was Deputy Director...

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Bluebirds

Bluebirds

Article published in French on May 10th 2017 in Le Droit newspaper to honour Lt Laura Gamble, one of the nursing sisters or Bluebirds as they were called, who served during WWI.  She is described as a heroine of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.  She was born in 1887 in Wakefield, Québec.  She joined No 4 Cdn Gen Hosp (U of T) in 1915 in Toronto. in May of the same year she was sent to England and then France to work as a nurse in No...

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Vimy Ridge Medical

Vimy Ridge Medical

Somewhere in France (9 April 1917): A centenary review of medical arrangements at Vimy Ridge. A timely article by LCol Vivian McAlister, 1 Canadian Field Hospital, discussing the medical arrangement at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Click here to read.

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