They Fought in Colour

A collection of archival photos from the First World War, rendered in colour for the first time.

Edited by The Vimy Foundation and translated by Daniel Poliquin

See seminal images of Canada's First World War experience in a new light — offered in full colour for the first time — with contributions from Margaret Atwood, Tim, Cook, Charlotte Gray, Paul Gross, Peter Mansbridge and many others.

Canadians today see the First World War largely through black and white photography. Colourizing these images brings a new focus to our understanding and appreciation of the role Canada played during the First World War. It makes the soldier in the muddy trench, the nurse in the field hospital and those who waited for them at home come to life. Immediately, their expressions, mannerisms and feelings are familiar. They become real. They Fought in Colour is a new look at Canada's experience during the Great War. (From Dundurn)