Directorate of Movements

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Document Record
Title Directorate of Movements
Directorate of Movements : Rail files
Directorate of Movements : Air files
Identifier lac_mikan_135140
RG 24 C 24
Document source Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Language English
Description The Directorate of Movements (or DMove, as it was also known) was responsible for the movement by land, sea and air of troops, stores and animals required by the military during the Second World War, both in Canada and overseas. During the course of the war, this directorate coordinated the movement of more than 650,000 Canadian service personnel to the United Kingdom, as well as countless thousands of tons of cargo and military stores. DMove was under the authority of the Quartermaster General (QMG) and was centred at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. However, it had a number of field offices at ports and railway termini in Canada.
This collection consists of records created and maintained by the Directorate of Movements (DMove) between 1939 and 1948, and involves the marine, rail and air activities of DMove.
Researchers should note that while the files were roughly filmed in file order, there are some anomalies and the next file in sequence may be located on a reel subsequent to or beyond the one being looked at.
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