Polish Army at Beach
Oil on canvas
Height 152.0 cm, Width 193.0 cm
Inscription (recto) C.W. Jeffereys 19; (plaque): POLISH ARMY BATHING AT NIAGARA CAMP L'ARMÉE POLONAISE SE BAIGNANT AUX CAMP NIAGARA C.W. JEFFEREYS 1969-1952
Jefferys worked for Canadian War Records in 1918, recording the activities Polish Army in Exile at Niagara and Toronto and the Siberian Army in Exile in at Camp Petawawa, Ontario.
- National Gallery of Canada. Exhibition of Canadian painting by a group of selected artists. Ottawa, The Gallery, 1935. 25 p. Illus.
- Hubbard, R.H. The National Gallery of Canada, catalogue of paintings and sculpture: volume III, Canadian school. Ottawa, The Gallery, 1960. 463 p. Illus.
- Merritt, Richard D. On Common Ground: The Ongoing Story of the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Toronto, Dundurn, 2012. 320p. Illus.
“Sites of the First World War – War Heritage / Patrimoine de La Guerre.” 2017. Accessed February 9. http://warheritage.royalroads.ca/war-memories-across-canada/world-war-i/.In 1917, 22,000 Polish volunteers came to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario to train for the First World War. Although the men were destined to join the French army once in Europe, Canada’s role was to prepare them for battle. A painting depicts a poignant scene of life on Niagara Lake.