The Memory Project hosts the Digital Archive, an online database with stories about thousands of Canadians whose lives were touched by war. You can search the database by home town, province, war and branch of service, as well as by theme.
Library and Archives Canada has an extensive collection of records about the men and women who have served their country in the military and in the early years of the North West Mounted Police. There are records relating to Loyalists, the War of 1812, the Rebellions, the South African War, the First World War and the Second World War.
In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the Pacific Institute initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and categorize events related to water and conflict, which has been continuously updated since.
This video about the Korean War includes information about the dividing of Korea, the start of the Korean war, the Korean people, battles, operations, camaraderie and other experiences of our Canadian soldiers.
Listen to interviews of Canadians who served in the Korean War. "Between 1950 and 1953, over 20,000 Canadians served overseas in their country’s armed forces during the combat phase of the Korean War." [site]
This article describes the experiences of a Canadian man from Winnipeg who joined the American army and fought in the Vietnam War. There are also photos and a short video of the veteran sharing his memories of the trip across the Pacific.
This interactive map is a composite of many maps tiled together create a larger image. The original maps were produced by the British Ordnance Survey in the years just prior to the outbreak of the First World War (1912-1914).
This exhibition illustrates the many roles that Canadian men and women played during the First World War. Read biographies and learn about the roles of Canadians in key battles as well as how some served at home.
Have you heard of Code talkers? These were Indigenous soldiers in World War II who spoke Cree. The code talkers would send sensitive or secret messages in Cree to each other and then translate it back into English.
Read about Francis Mitsuo, a Japanese-American who lived in Hiroshima during the 1945 bombing. His memories about the days before and after this terrible event are accompanied by images and links to supplementary information.
This timeline includes WWII events in Europe as well as relevant events in Africa and the United States. Find pictures, text, video, and maps of events beginning with Hitler's first violation of the Treaty of Versailles through the end of the war in Europe.
This short multimedia presentation gives an overview of the key developments during the Second World War. Additional links include maps that illustrate German conquests, 1939 - 1942 and the Defeat of Nazi Germany, 1942 - 1945.