StokesProfilePicAuthor: Carla-Jean Stokes

In this article, Carla-Jean examines Canada’s Official Photography of the First World War and asks pertinent questions about how we should view these images. “Are they relentlessly truthful documents of life and death on the Western front? Or are they snapshots of the imagined Canadian past, manufactured to delude the public and wage a destructive war of attrition? Perhaps they fall somewhere in between.” To read the entire article please see the original post on the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

Feature Image: General Sir Arthur Currie, GOC Canadian Corps (pointing), and General MacBrien with other officers during a training exercise, September 1917. Photo by William Rider-Rider (Imperial War Museum, CO1970)