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In the aftermath of the all nations made unprecedented efforts to rehabilitate wounded soldiers. This Canadian poster shows the progress made by a wartime amputee, perhaps the most visible type of war injury.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 18
- The Lynx was the Canadian version of the British Dingo scout car, a short-range scouting vehicle. Lightly armed and armored, it relied on its low profile and speed to avoid combat with the enemy. Canadian soldiers used this one in Italy.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 17
Congratulations to our First World War historian, Dr. Tim Cook, for winning the 2019 Ottawa Book Award (English non-fiction) for The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 17
On Sunday, November 3, expand your understanding of the Second World War and join us for our latest edition of the World at War Lecture Series.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 16
Hi Daniel! Here's an answer from one of our historians. ''The badges are shooting proficiency awards given by the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association. They were attributed according to skill. The rankings were usually Marksman, 1st Class Marksman, and Expert Marksman.''
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Canadian War Museum Oct 16
On October 16, 1891, the regiment now called the 48th Highlanders of Canada was formed. This photo shows members of the regiment departing for overseas in September 1914, at the onset of the
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Canadian War Museum Oct 13
Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights, which took place 207 years ago. Although historically inaccurate, this painting has become an iconic Canadian image of the War of 1812.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 12
This Tom Wood painting depicts two ships in drydock in Saint John, N-B. The Saint John Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company built a number of merchant ships and warships during the Second World War, and repaired others damaged by storm, collisions, or enemy action.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 11
On Thursday November 7, bring your youth group to the Canadian War Museum! Visit the Museum for free and explore a range of Remembrance-themed activities.
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Juno Beach Centre Oct 10
One month from today, the is hosting 'Letters in a Time of War'. The event will feature readings of letters written by Canadian soldiers, accompanied by live historical music. The Centre is providing some of the letters from our archives.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 10
Taken from U-190 after its surrender, this starglobe was part of the submarine's navigational equipment. Used in conjunction with a sextant and a nautical almanac, it allowed a navigator to plot the submarine's position using constellations.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 9
They are here at the Canadian War Museum, in the Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 8
- Piper James Richardson was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on October 8, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 7
This is a snaphaunce Highland long-gun, dated 1666 on the pan cover. Fun fact: the snaphaunce mechanism was an early type of flintlock.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 4
Are you a fan of trivia? Join us for a Military History Trivia Pub Night! Show off your military intelligence as the trivia master fires off questions about the , the , the and a special category curated by Museum staff.
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The War Amps Oct 3
This historical piece, titled Ruined Cathedral of Saint Nazaire, by Canadian artist Mary Riter Hamilton was restored in 1965 and again this year to bring it back to its original state. Looking closely, you can see the differences.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 3
The round shield, or targe, was generally made of two layers of wooden board, covered in leather. This example is of unusual quality and dates to the late 17th century.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 2
October 2nd marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the , following on preliminary operations that had started in mid-September. This task fell largely to the First Canadian Army, composed of Canadian, British, Polish and other Allied units.
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Royal Canadian Navy Oct 1
October is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions made by women in the Royal Canadian Navy’s past and present. ⚓️
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Canadian War Museum Oct 1
The has acquired a substantial collection of video footage and photographs from award-winning photojournalist Garth Pritchard. Read the release here:
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