Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Roles and Professions > Soldier
Organization > Veterans Affairs Canada
Schedule of events from May 23 to May 28, 2000. These include a brief time table for the events that surrounded the movement of the Unknown Soldier in both France and Canada. Links are provided for more detailed information regarding the ceremonies.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Reji Martin has used the tools of today to remember the battles of the past. In this collection of 'Virtual' oil pastels, the terrible beauty of people and places involved in war has been caught using a computer program.
Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.
As the Second World War drew to a close in Europe and the allies advanced in France, many Canadian prisoners of war were taken aside and shot. A total of 20 Canadians were executed near Villons-les-Buissons in the Abbaye d'Ardenne. Learn more about these soldiers and how they are remembered.
Private Frank Walker, a stretcher bearer serving with the Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Medical Corps during WWI, kept a journal during his war years. Provides excerpts from his wartime journal.
Canadians first saw combat in the South Africa in February 1900 and subsequently distinguished themselves in various roles throughout the remainder of the war. This overview briefly recounts the highlights of Canada's participation in that war and names recipients of the Victoria Cross and the Royal Red Cross medals.
Veteran Ron Beal recalls the raid on Dieppe in August of 1942 and his subsequent experiences as a prisoner of war.
When construction began on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, many questions arose on the identity of the soldier to be placed in the tomb and whether or not his remains should be disturbed. Some of these questions are answered here.
While it may be helpful to remember the statistics of war, the human price of war should not be forgotten. There are experiences from the battlefield, to the prison camp, to the homefront that need to be remembered and are recounted here.
A transcription of the wartime diary of Private Charles Robert Bottomley during the years 1918-1919 is presented here.