Canadian Military History Theme Page
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Air Aces and Heroes
- Detailed biographies of a dozen air heroes from WW1, WW2 and the Korean
wars. The site also has links to similar web sites.
Military Heritage Project
- A very comprehensive and detailed site. The content is organized chronologically
in the following sections: French-Indian Wars, American Revolution, War of
1812, Rebellion of 1837, Fenian Raids, Red River Rebellion, Nile Expedition,
North West Rebellion, South African War (Boer War), WWI, Siberian Expeditionary
Force, Spanish Civil War, WWII, Korean War, Gulf War and Peacekeeping Missions.
Each section has a list of the significant conflicts/battles with links to
futher information on the battle. That information may consist of historical
background for each conflict, chronological timelines, statistics, battles,
weaponry, uniforms & equipment, famous Canadians, biographies of soldiers,
heroes and their stories, contributions of women, other countries who participated,
muster rolls for conflicts before 1900, letters home (from soldiers at the
front), music and poetry, guest authors' submissions, links to other online
resources, and Research Libraries.
- Each of the three services within the Canadian Armed Forces has a section
of its web site dedicated to its history
Force History Descriptions of the Air Force's history from its Origins
through World War I, the Interwar Years, WW II, and the Modern Era.
History Click on "organization" and then "chronology" for a history
of the Army from the American Revolution through to the Post Cold War
era. Or, click on "missions" to get information on more recent NATO, international,
UN, and domestic missions.
History A series of articles documenting the Navy's history.
- Industry Canada developed this site to pay tribute to WW 1 veterans. Students
with RealAudio can listen to interviews with vets (print transcript also available).
There's also a descriptive summary of the war complete with pictures.
- The museum has a number of permanent and temporary exhibits (see 'Exhibitions')
. See also their 'Online Resources' for a collection of links to external
web sites on Canadian military and naval history. Check the New Canadian War
Remembered: The World Wars through Canadian Eyes
- This site, also funded by Industry Canada, "presents the role Canadian
soldiers played in the wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, as shown through personal
memoirs, photography, art work by Canadian war artists and the documented
exploits of Canadian George Cross andVictoria Cross recipients. The Commonwealth
War Graves Commission's work, honouring the memory of Canadian soldiers who
died in these wars, is shown through a sampling of the major war memorials
dedicated to Canadians and cemeteries in which Canadians are buried around
- This online exhibit from the Maritime Museum of British Columbia describes
the history of the RCN from its establishment to unification with the other
214384, France and Flanders
- Tom Arnott researched the WW 1 career of his grandfather, "Red" Arnott
who fought in France and Belgium with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion.
This series of articles provides a historical description of Canada in the
war, the battalion, as well as the war stories of his grandfather.
Affairs Canada: Youth Site
- Here's another very detailed site. Look under "History" for descriptions
of battles/campaigns, diaries and letters, and interviews with vets from WW1,
WW2, and the Korean war. The "Records and Collections" section has information
about Canada's medals and decorations, Remembrance Day posters, digital war
art, and students can listen to songs that were popular during the First World
War. Other multimedia resources are available as well.
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