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Saskatchewan in Two World Wars

Horses played a more important role in the First World War than in the second; the cavalry was outmoded and transportation was vehicle drawn. The hand and ground weapons improved over time and grew both in size and versatility. World War II also witnessed the introduction of airplanes which could fly higher, faster, and farther and could carry more and better armaments. Society was well on the road to developing and deploying new weapons of mass destruction.

An artillery driver writes letters home while his companion rests, c. 1915. [53]

Machine gun training, 1942. [54]

A horse drawn carriage on a Regina street, c. 1916. [55]

A COTC Brigade practicing with a 4.5" on the University campus, c. 1940. [56]

A German fighter aircraft captured by the Allies forces, c. 1917. [57]

City of Saskatoon Reserve Squadron Airplanes being armed at Goose Bay, Labrador, 1952. [58]

The army on the move in downtown Saskatoon, 1942. [59]

A post card featuring the tank presented to Free France by the citizens of Saskatoon, c. 1941. [60]


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