A soldier said goodbye to his family. A politician reviews the troops. A baseball game provides a distraction from the rigors of war. Here are some pictures at the Vimy Foundation They Fight in Color, a new book that collects 260 colorized digital photos that showcase Canada's contribution to the First World War.
Jeremy Diamond, executive director of the foundation, called it "a way for us to tell old stories in new ways."
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"The faces of people in many cases look like the people we know today," Diamond said. "It makes it easier for people to connect, which I think is very important when you talk about stories from the past."
The color was added by Mark Truelove, a high school-based artist who studied the process by working on photos of his own family. Truelove does extensive research to get the colors as accurately as possible, from patch colors to uniforms to weather on the day of taking photos.