Canada and the First World War

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Illegal Trench Photography
George Ormsby of the 15th Battalion holds a Lee Enfield rifle and wears a kilt cover over his Highland uniform. This photograph was taken with Ormsby's own camera, sent to him by his wife. It was illegal for soldiers to have cameras because of the fear that photographs could fall into enemy hands. The lack of a helmet indicates it was probably taken before the spring of 1916.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20000013-014