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Canada and NATO

Type: Document

This article explains the history of the Cold War era of NATO, the Warsaw Pact. It focuses on Canada's role during this era. Includes a list of suggested readings.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada and the First World War - Canada in World Affairs. 1920-1939

Type: Document

In 1931, Great Britain passed the Statute of Westminster, giving Canada the legal status of an independent country. During the years between the two world wars, Canada avoided overseas military commitments, but began to modernize and re-equip its forces in the mid-1930s in case of another major war.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada and the First World War - Canada and the War at Sea. 1914-1918

Type: Document

By 1918, German U-boats lurked off Canada’s east coast. At this time the Royal Canadian Navy was very small. As a result, Great Britain assumed direct responsibility for defending the sea approaches to Canada.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canadian History of Radar

Type: Document

RADAR, the latest temporary exhibition presented at the Canadian War Museum, tells the story of 6,000 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) radar experts who served during the Second World War.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada and the Second World War - The War against Japan. 1941-1945

Type: Document

Canada responded to the outbreak of war with Japan by significantly strengthening its Pacific coastal defences. Canadian forces also co-operated with the United States in clearing the Japanese from the Aleutian islands off Alaska.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada’s Air Force in War and Peace

Type: Document

A history of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from its creation as the Canadian Air Force in 1920 to the present day. Includes reading list.

Site: Canadian War Museum