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Cape Breton Highlanders Collection
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Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy

Subseries consists of photographs, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings and maps relating to the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy.

In 1975, two members from each Canadian unit who participated in the Italian campaign during World War II were invited to take part in a official Canadian pilgrimage to places around Italy where veterans would tour former battle sites, war graves, towns and cities. In the case of the Cape Breton Highlanders, Charles "Sharkey" MacDonald and Ralph S. Davies were selected to represent the Highlanders.

Ralph Davies correspondence and papers

File consists of correspondence and papers of Cape Breton Highlanders veteran Ralph Davies who was one of two Cape Breton Highlanders veterans who traveled to Italy in 1975 as part of an official Canadian pilgrimage to Italy to mark the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy.

World War I

Series consists of an original copy of "A Short History & Photographic Record of the Cape Breton Highlanders 185th Overseas Battalion C.E.F," reports, correspondence, a 1915-1916 185th Battalion recruits ledger, casualty forms, nominal rolls for drafts, absentee lists, attestation papers, and reports of the 185th at Witley Camp in England.

Cape Breton Highlanders Association

Series consists of records for the Cape Breton Highlanders Association including reunion photographs, newspaper clippings, a publication about the history of the unit, a regimental history, pamphlets from different reunions, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters and membership rolls.