War memorials and monuments
Last Updated November 10, 2006
Military history, memorials and a vast amount of resources are available on-line, published by government, museums and individuals. Together, they provide rich detail about the events of war, and also provide a portrait of a soldier's life.
Relive history online
Various websites offer overarching information about Canada's military history.
- The Canadian Military History Gateway is a page set up by the government allowing the user to tap into its resources and archives.
- The Department of National Defence's History and Archives pages contain a feature called Significant Dates in Canadian Military History
- The Canadian War Museum has significant online presence, and charts war history. For example, it has a chronology of the First World War.
- The Memory Project is a digital archive offered by The Dominion Institute that spans 85 years of military history.
- Library and Archives Canada has a gateway for its digital collections, where you can find text documents and virtual exhibitions for photos, audio and video.
- Firstworldwar.com gives a multimedia-enriched look at the First World War.
Search for information
- This site allows you to search through a database of soldiers who served in the First World War. The Collections Canada website also allows you to search for people involved in the First World War. There is no official government searchable archive for the Second World War.
- The Collection Canada's site also has a searchable diary site that allows you to look at logs of operations and activities (not a personal diary).
- But there are plenty of stories from veterans online. Veterans Affairs has a video archive of more than 1,800 interview clips with veterans and others recalling the war years.
- The War Museum has a searchable newspaper database from the Second World War from the archives of the Hamilton Spectator.
- The Virtual War Memorial by Veterans Affairs Canada has the information for 116,000 Canadians, including entries into books of remembrance and photos.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission allows you to search for 1.7 million people in the military who died in the First and Second World Wars. It has information for 23,000 cemeteries.
- War Monuments in Canada has a list, description and pictures of war monuments in Canada. It's organized by province and place.
- Here are a list of some of the veterans groups: Anavets (Army, Navy, Air Force), the Air Force Association and the Royal Canadian Legion
- Veterans Affairs has compiled an exhaustive list of links available here.
- Main page
- John Babcock
- Canada's only surviving First World War veteran
- War memorials and monuments
- Aboriginal veterans
- Why the poppy?
- War music
- Photo exhibit honours Canada�s role during WWII
- Canada's war brides
- Canada's Military
- Vimy Ridge remembered
- Ortona: The Italian Campaign
- Afghanistan: Canada's casualties
- War music
- 1939-1945: A Soldier's War
- On Every Front: Canadian Women in the Second World War
- Operation Overlord: An overview
- Relocation to Redress: The Internment of the Japanese Canadians
- Royal 22nd Regiment: Canada's Fighting 'Van Doos'
- More from the CBC Archives
- Virtual Museum Canada
- The Memory Project
- Veterans Affairs Canada
- National Archives of Canada
- Remembrance Day Posters
- Royal Canadian Legion
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