Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

Prisoners of War, Halifax Citadel, ca. 1917


Prior to the opening of a permanent prisoner-of-war camp in Amherst in 1917, captives were housed at the Halifax Citadel from October 1914 to September 1917. It proved to be as uncomfortable for the prisoners as it was for the Canadian Garrison Artillery.

Photographer: Notman Studio

Date: ca. 1917

Reference no.: Notman Studio Nova Scotia Archives  no. 47