Cape Breton during the First World War

To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, the Beaton Institute has assembled the "Guide to the First World War Holdings of the Beaton Institute." This guide brings together the archival First World War materials, shedding new light on Cape Breton's contribution to the war effort, both at home and abroad. Explore the lives of Cape Bretoners during War through photographs, journals, correspondence, and more by using the guide below.

To view the complete guide in PDF format, click here. To browse through all of our First World War records online, click here.

Browse by record type:

Audiovisual
Biographies and Genealogies
Books
Manuscript Groups
Maps
Notes
Pamphlets
Photographs
Reports
Scrapbooks

This guide was made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia's Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage's Provincial Archival Development Program and Young Canada Works.

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