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No photographs are readily available that depict men of Chinese descent fighting as part of the CEF.  Below, the attestation papers that enlistees filled out are one of the few records we have of Chinese men signing on to fight in Europe as part of the Canadian contingent.  The few photographs that exist showing anyone Chinese taking part in the Great War, are of members of the Chinese Labour Corps. Also included here are a series of First World War ear Head Tax certificates. Some potentially useful links can be found below the gallery.

 

Links:

The world at war: Canada’s multi-origin CEF

Racism in the War Effort

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