Did you have Canadian ancestors who were stationed at Bramshott Camp during WW1? Explore the Bramshott Souvenir Magazine from 1918. The magazine was published in the interests of the Canadian troops at Bramshott Camp. This unique and very rare publication gives us a glimpse into one of Canada's major training camps in Europe.
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The Bramshott Souvenir Magazine from 1918. The magazine was published in the interests of the Canadian troops at Bramshott Camp. The publication gives a glimpse into one of Canada’s major training camps in Europe.
The editorial begins ‘The Bramshott Souvenir Magazine comes before the footlights of the camp and makes its bow.
The relatives and friends of the soldiers who are training in this area will now be able to come into closer contact with them, and when they receive this Souvenir in those Canadian homes that are so dear to us they will be able to picture themselves what our boys are doing by means of the photographs and articles scattered throughout these pages.’
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