Army Numerical 37897-38623 - Northwest Europe - Album 77 of 110 [graphic material]

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    R112, Volume number: 42842, Box number: DND 030
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    1 album, ca. 66 b&w photographs (contact sheets) : 66 album pages
    Positive Paper Silver - salt paper
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    Scope and content:
    The file consists of one album containing 66 pages of contact sheets. Each page shows several Army Numerical series photographs. These depict Canadian Army operations in France during August 1944. The photographs are arranged numerically and (roughly) chronologically. The range of Army Numerical photographs in this album cover item numbers 37897 to 38623, with gaps. This print album was originally used for DND photo reference purposes and may show censor marks, and other notations.
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    Finding aid:
    Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 24-513P-ARMY is a photo caption list created by DND relating to photo items 37897-38623. Note that captions were not provided for all photographs. The finding aid is available as a PDF attached to this record. 24-513P-ARMY (90 90: Open)

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    General Note:
    The prints in this album document Canadian army activities from early August 1944. Subjects photographed include the 4th Canadian Armoured Division at Vaucelles, the advance of units of the 7th Infantry Brigade, group photos of the 14th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, the South Saskatchewan Regiment in Rocquancourt, and the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, an army and air force senior commanders conference at 1st Canadian Army Headquarters on 7 August 1944, Canadian and Polish personnel and equipment, tanks and armoured reconnaissance vehicles and crews, destroyed enemy equipment, prisoners-of-war and damaged French towns and villages, civilians, activities at a Rest Camp, No. 3 P.R. Group's concert for civilians, the arrival of Canadian Women's Army Corps personnel in France, the opening of "Monty's Bridge" over the Orne River, and the advance towards Falaise "Operation TOTALIZE", including operations at May-sur-Orne, St. André-sure-Orne, Cintheaux, in quarries and mines.
    Related material:
    The b&w safety negatives for photographs found in this album (numbers 37897 to 38623) can be found in CANADA. DEPT. OF NATIONAL DEFENCE 1967-052 DND box 030 (37560 to 38997).
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