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Remembrance Day

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.

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.

Memorials

  • 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.

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