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  Military history of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The result was that by the 1750s, when the ongoing economic, political, and military rivalries came to a head in the climactic struggle of the Seven Years War, the population of the thirteen English colonies was 1,500,000, where as that of their rivals to the north was only about 60,000.
Canadian land forces thus missed most of the early back-and-forth campaigns due to arriving in 1951 when the attrition phase of the war had largely begun.
Canadian Nobel Laureate Lester B. Pearson is often considered the father of modern United Nations Peacekeeping, and Canada has a long history of participating in these endeavours.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Military-history-of-Canada.htm   (5196 words)

 WarMuseum.ca - Canadian War Museum, Canada's national museum of military history
The Museum's world-acclaimed architecture, scenic vistas, impressive halls, intimate conference rooms and state of the art theatre are guaranteed to ensure the success of your special event.
Discover how Canadian wartime films were used as powerful weapons in winning support for the war effort.
The Passing the Torch campaign, organized by the Friends of the Canadian War Museum, was the most successful fundraising effort by a federal cultural institution in Canadian history.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/cwme.asp   (83 words)

 Canadian Genealogy and History Links - Military
Canadian Heroes The exploits and accomplishments of two great Canadians who went to Europe to fight for what was to be the greatest challenges of their young lives.
Canadian Heroes Stories include Major Harold John Lightfoot who was Commanding Officer of the West Nova Scotia Regiment in Camp Aldershot, NS and A Day in the Life of a Prisoner.
History and Heritage of Canada's Air Force The history of Canada's Air Force traces it beginnings to the very early days of World War I when the Canadian Aviation Corps was formed on September 16, 1914 and consisted of two officers and one mechanic.
www.islandnet.com /~jveinot/cghl/military.html   (2992 words)

 Military, Defence, Canadian Foreign Affairs History - TWR
By far the greatest let-down for the Canadian defence establishment and the Canadian defence industry, however, was the absence of a cabinet decision on the 'country-of-origin' for the SSN programme.
The Canadian contingent was primarily composed of signalers, all of whom were repatriated to Canada by the end of 1988.
Dominating the Canadian defence industrial scene during 1988 were an impressive number of plant openings and/or expansions, an equally impressive number of corporate reorganizations and realignments, and some noteworthy acquisitions -- both of foreign firms by Canadian companies, and of Canadian companies by foreign firms.
www.thewednesdayreport.com /twr/twr.htm   (11811 words)

 HIST 403A Canadian Military History
Keegan reasons that conventional military histories may in fact be misleading, and given that he personally knows and likes the veterans with whom he interacts, he should trust in their testimonies.
In addition, Keegan argues that military history writing fails to portray the individual soldier as who he is – a human being with family and friends, a past and a future.
While he is quick to point out that military histories are incomplete, he refrains from such judicious comments when evaluating veterans’ statements.
www.arts.uwaterloo.ca /~ghayes/review1.htm   (1020 words)

 Never Forget - Canadian Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The wars fought by Canadians in the 20th century were not fought for the purpose of uniting Canada, but the country that emerged was forged in the smithy of sacrifice.
Canadians like Norman Peterkin sailed where ever they were required, and helped defeat Nazi Germany and her allies when the world was on the line.
The history and traditions of their regiments are a source of pride and unit cohesion.
neverforget.boundbygravity.com   (3731 words)

 Tendo City: Batter Bippy Mumbles & Frump - The Canadian Military history.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The canadian goverment started the project as we realized a serious weakness in our defenses as we had miles of Barren north land to defend from a Soviet incurision and missles and regular aircraft would not be capable of defending the artic so we needed to build a highspeed weapon to combat a soviet strike.
As for the rest, Canadian infantry was also a force to be reckoned with during the first World War, being used as shock troops in the same way the Germans used their stormtroopers.
Of course, it's hardly possible to compare the military history of a 300-million-man nation born in the baptism of fire that is a revolution to a more-or-less-willing alliance of peoples that counts a tenth of that population.
www.tcforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=518   (3480 words)

 Canadian Military History News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Canadian militia sharpshooters continually fired on the Americans from the shore, forcing Wilkinson to split his army, and send 1,200 troops to land on the Canadian shore at Iroquois, below Prescott, to drive off the Canadian farmers.
The Canadians stood strong and were able to hold their positions during the early part of the attack.
The two Canadian units bearing the full weight of the German assault were the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade under General Currie and to their left, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade under General Turner.
northernblue.ca /mblog   (6420 words)

 Civilization.ca - Online resources for Canadian heritage - Military and naval history
General history |  The French régime |  The British colonial period
Introduction to the Study of Military History for Canadian Students
A Chronology of Canadian Military History: New France's Militarized Society
www.civilization.ca /orch/www04e_e.html   (412 words)

 Quotulatiousness: Canadian Military History group blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Welcome to "Never Forget", a group blog dedicated to the proud history of the Canadian Armed Forces and, more importantly, the men and women who have so bravely stood up for our country in times of need.
Canadian schools do not teach our children about our military history....
Personally, I managed to graduate highschool with absolutely no knowledge of the amazing accomplishments of the Canadian military over the years — it simply was not taught.
www.bolditalic.com /quotulatiousness_archive/001903.html   (262 words)

 Bruce Forsyth 's Military History Page
Prior to the Unification, military establishments across the country were identified as either Royal Canadian Air Force Station for the Air Force, His/Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship or Naval Radio Station for Naval shore stations or Camp or Barracks for the Army.
All that remains of RCAF Detachment Hartney is the abandoned and crumbling airfield and a quonset hut.
The airport’s military heritage is kept alive by the Hamilton International Air Show each year and by the presence of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (www.warplane.com).
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/2529   (19067 words)

 WWW-VL History Index - Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
History is Where You Stand: A History of the Peace Region
The History of Lumby: from Grassroots to Treetops
History as Monument: The Sculptures on the Vimy Memorial
vlib.iue.it /history/CANADA/canada3.html   (1600 words)

 DND/CF : Feature Story : Archive : The Canadian Military History Gateway
The goal of the CMHG is to provide the public with free access to the collective military history resources of Canadian museums, libraries, archives and other heritage organizations through a single gateway.
These tools include a graphical timeline to navigate quickly through centuries, decades and years, to a specific time in Canada’s military history and will also include in the near future an array of learning resources and lesson plans.
In drawing the sources of Canada’s military heritage together, the Gateway provides an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about their heritage and the people who have shaped their country.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/Feature_Story/2004/jun04/29_f_e.asp   (363 words)

 CanConv - History::Military
Others just signed up, or, if already in the Canadian military, asked for a "transfer." Peter was born in Toronto in 1950, and moved to the US and was a citizen by the age of 12...
He was born to a farming family from the Dauphin, MB area and displayed the necessary traits of a fighter pilot early - he had an intense personality, extremely sharp eyesight and was a crack shot...
On this day in history, Oct. 13, 1812, General Isaac Brock 1769-1812 heard that the Americans had crossed the Niagara River at Queenston and had captured the one British cannon guarding the Heights.
canconv.boundbygravity.com /ViewCategory.php?cat=5   (3030 words)

 Canadian Military History Theme Page
Air 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.
Army History Click on "organization" and then "chronology" for a history of the Army from the American Revolution through to the Post Cold War era.
Look under "History" for descriptions of battles/campaigns, diaries and letters, and interviews with vets from WW1, WW2, and the Korean war.
www.cln.org /themes/can_military.html   (549 words)

 Canadian Military History Website Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This index includes web sites covering most aspects of Canadian military history, both past and present.
The topics range from the Seven Years War to recent Canadian military issues such as peacekeeping, and are roughly divided into the chronological areas listed below.
Whether your interest in Canadian military history is academic or purely for your own pleasure, it is hoped that this index can assist you in some way.
artsweb.uwaterloo.ca /~cdmather   (234 words)

 Jensen's Web Sources for Wars & World Military History
The Mexican war: a history of its origin, and a detailed account of the victories which terminated in the surrender of the capital; with the official despatches of the generals.
History of the war between Germany and France.
Nicolay and Hay on Tennessee and Kentucky, 1861 (1888)
tigger.uic.edu /~rjensen/military.html   (6077 words)

 Military Stretched Too Thin - Canadian Military History News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Military Stretched Too Thin - Canadian Military History News
Terry Finley about Battle of Vimy Ridge: Triumph of the Canadian Corps
A Senate committee recommended on Nov. 12, 2002 that Canada should call all its soldiers home for two years and immediately give $4 billion to the military in order to start the process of bringing the military up to what is expected of a world leader."
northernblue.ca /mblog/archives/170-.html   (748 words)

 Military History
Canadian War Industry During the Second World War
America at War: American Military History (includes timelines for World Wars I and II)
The History and Heritage of Canada's Air Force
facultystaff.vwc.edu /~dgraf/military.htm   (1370 words)

 History 101: Studies in Canadian Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Assessing the Military's Role in the Unemployment Relief Scheme, 1932-1936
From Ogdensburg to Hyde Park: The Coordination of Hemispheric Defence with Canada, 1940-1941
A Question of Force: Assessing Trudeau's Military Response to the October Crisis, 1970
www.history101.net   (77 words)

 Canadian Military History - War History
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Apart from Fenian raids in the 1800s, and a few U-boats in the St. Lawrence during WWII, war has not occurred on Canadian soil since 1815.
Canada has a rich and varied military history.
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