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Canadian Battlefields of the First World War

This revised guide to the Canadian battlefields of the First World War in France and Belgium offers a brief, critical history of the war and of Canada’s contribution, drawing attention to the best recent ...

1812

For Canadians, the War of 1812 has held various meanings at different times. In the immediate aftermath, alongside the “Loyalist” narrative of fleeing from the defeat of the British at the hands of ...

The Canadian Battlefields in Northern France

The battlefields of France have played an important role in the collective memory and imagination of generations of Canadians. From the great Vimy Pilgrimage of 1936 to the D-Day and VE Day anniversaries ...

Canadian Battlefields 1915–1918

Most of the world remembers the First World War as a time when, as historian Samuel Hynes put it, “innocent young men, their heads full of high abstractions like Honour, Glory, and England ... were ...

Canada and the Changing Arctic

Global warming has had a dramatic impact on the Arctic environment, including the ice melt that has opened previously ice-covered waterways. State and non-state actors who look to the region and its resources ...

The Canadian Battlefields in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

From the Breskens Pocket and operations to open the port of Antwerp, through the Rhineland campaign and the battles to liberate the Netherlands in 1945, this book focuses on some of the most important ...

The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers

The third of the LCMSDS battlefield guides to concentrate on the Canadian forces in Italy, The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers continues the journey through ...

Cyprus 1974, “This Ain’t No Picnic, It’s War”

Cyprus 1974: “This Ain’t No Picnic, It’s War” is the edited personal diary of Alain Gaudet, a twenty-two-year-old paratrooper with the Canadian Forces in a peacekeeping role in Nicosia, Cyprus. ...

The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty

Published by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

The role of the Canadian Forces in asserting sovereignty is often tied to the maxim that possession is nine-tenths of the ...

A Duffle Bag, Close Friends and Lots of Memories

The foundation of this photo diary was a scrapbook created by Marion Swinton, from Hamilton, Ontario. Although Marion passed away several years ago, a caring neighbour kept her well-preserved scrapbook ...