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This section contains two photos of the troop ship Ile de France docking at a pier in Halifax bringing Canadian soldiers back from overseas, January, 1946.

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Troop Ship Ile de France

Halifax, NS

January 26, 1946

The troop ship Ile de France docks at a pier in Halifax on January 26, 1946. On board are over 7,000 Canadian Forces personnel coming home from overseas, including Maritime units, the Prince Edward Light Horse, the Princess Louise Fusiliers and the Cape Breton Highlanders. After disembarking, the troops were taken to the Halifax Armouries where their families and loved ones were waiting to meet them.

The Ile de France was a French luxury ocean liner that was controlled by the British during the war, and converted into a troop ship.

Photographer:  J. Hayward, 11 Buckingham Street, Halifax, NS
Ref. Number:  0-4 (4-1.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Troop Ship Ile de France

Halifax, NS

January 26, 1946

Another photo of the troop ship Ile de France docking at a pier in Halifax.

Photographer:  J. Hayward, 11 Buckingham Street, Halifax, NS
Ref. Number:  0-4 (4-2.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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