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Date > 1900

Organization > National Defence

Canada’s Military Effort: Summing Up

Type: Document

Canada’s effort during the First World War was exceptional given its small population and its military history. Those Canadians who sacrificed their lives are remembered in the many monuments and cemeteries in Europe.

Site: National Defence

Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill, British Columbia

Type: Image

Built in 1898-1900 to protect the entrance to the Royal Navy (and later the Royal Canadian Navy) base on the Pacific, the battery has been restored to its appearance during the Second World War 1939-45. (Parks Canada)

Site: National Defence

The Quebec Citadel, circa 1950

Type: Image

Built between 1828 and 1856, the Quebec Citadel has remained largely the same ever since, as this 1950s picture shows. It is now the regimental HQ of the Royal 22e Régiment / Royal 22nd Regiment - the famous 'Van Doos'. (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence

A Canadian Military Cemetery in the Middle East

Type: Document

Some 22 Canadian soldiers are buried in a cemetery on the edge of the town of Gaza.

Site: National Defence

Operation at Dieppe, 19 Aug 42 - Some New Information

Type: Document

Certain strategic lessons were learned by the military during the raid on Dieppe. These lessons were used in the planning of the invasion of Normandy and Operation "OVERLORD".

Site: National Defence