• Three sergeants of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC) in an all-wood Peterborough style canoe ca. 1950s. Department of National Defense. Library and Archives Canada.

CWAC Sergeants in Canoe

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • Three sergeants of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC) sit in a wooden canoe. The CWAC was a branch of the Canadian Army comprised of women in non-combat roles established out of a necessity for workers during the Second World War. This photograph was most likely staged for public relations purposes. This photograph belongs to the Canadian National Defense Image Library circa 1943–1965. Courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada.
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