Army Numerical 51321-51800 - North West Europe - Album 95 of 110

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    R112, Volume number: 42860, Box number: DND 041
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    1 album, ca. 73 b&w photographs (contact sheets) : 73 album pages
    Inventory no.: 42215
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    Scope and content:
    File consists of one album containing 73 pages covering the numerical range 51321-51800, with gaps. Each page of contact sheets shows several Army Numerical series photographs. The photographs are arranged both numerically and (roughly) chronologically and depict Canadian Army operations in Northwest Europe during the Second World War. The 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 51321-51434, 51435-51800. 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 in Northwest Europe in the last days before Victory in Europe (VE), in Holland and Germany. Subjects photographed include personnel and equipment, captured enemy equipment, Canadian army and Allied military leadership, civilians, heavily damaged cities and towns, large formations of surrendering German personnel and the process of taking them captive as prisoners of war, and the arrest of Reich Commissar Seyss Inquart. Other subjects depicted include the delivery of surrender terms at Bad Zwischenahn, the capture or peaceful handover of Oldenburg and Wageningen, linking up with Russian units at Wismar on the Baltic, the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, celebrations in Utrecht, Amsterdam, the Hague, and large scale disarming programs.
    Related material:
    The b&w safety negatives for photographs found in this album (numbers 51321 to 51800) can be found in CANADA. DEPT. OF NATIONAL DEFENCE 1967-052 DND box 041 (50760 to 52417).
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