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Sexing Up Canada’s First World War

Sex work remains an understudied aspect of the First World War.

Donald MacPherson

Father Donald MacPherson was the first priest of the Diocese of Antigonish in the Canadian Chaplain Service.

Gordon Brett

Gordon Brett was the forty-eighth Canadian to enlist for naval service.

John Harding

Harding was a British sailor who in September 1916 abandoned the British Navy to join the Canadian Army.

John Henry McVittie

On December 6, while his ship was in port, the ships Mont-Blanc and Imo collided in the Halifax explosion.

Norman Hendrie Mitchell

Dr. Norman Mitchell of the Royal Canadian Navy poses before the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Egypt in this undated Great War-era photo.


With just two aging warships and only a third of the crew needed to man them, Canada was forced to quickly bring its navy up to par.