Cape Breton's Military Heritage

The Beaton Institute has completed a number of projects that have produced a range of digitized content, guides and finding aids. The following are some resources that will help you to discover archival records showing Cape Breton's important contribution to the war effort, both at home and abroad. Explore the lives of Cape Bretoners during the War through photographs, journals, correspondence, and more by using the guides, finding aids and diaries below.

Guide to WW1 Holdings

To view A Guide To the WW1 Holdings in PDF format, click here. To browse through all of our First World War records online, click here.

Cape Breton Highlanders WWII War Diaries

Volume 1, August 1939 to September 1941: [PDF]

Volume 2, October 1941 to December 1941: [PDF]

Volume 3, January 1942 to March 1942: [PDF]

Volume 4, April 4 to December 1942: [PDF]

Volume 5, January to June 1943: [PDF]

Volume 6, July 1943 to June 1944 : [PDF]

Volume 7, July 1944 to January 1946 : [PDF]

These resources were 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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