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The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project
During the Second World War, a total of 25,343 merchant ships, with 164,783,921 tons of cargo on-board, sailed from North America to Britain. However, the true cost of the war at sea was in human lives lost in defence of freedom -...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
The War Amps
Registered charity. Since 1918, The War Amps has met the needs of war amputees. Today, the Association continues to serve them, and all Canadian amputees, including children. The Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program provides financial as...
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Black Army of Hungary
The Black Army (Hungarian: Fekete sereg), "Black Legion" or "Regiment" - possibly named after their black armour panoply - is historiographicly the common name given to the military forces serving und...
Forgotten Graffiti Sheds New Light on Long, Hot Journeys to Vietnam
Inside a rusting former US army ship, historians found vivid details of the hopes and fears of soldiers bound for war.
T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (1888 - 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence and popularly as Lawrence of Arabia, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his lia...
A Marxist History of the World part 13: China: the Ch'in Empire
Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of the Ch'in Empire - short-lived, created by conquest and terror and characterised by extreme centralisation, military-style exploitation, and murderous repression.
Mongol military tactics and organization
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The Mongol military tactics and organization helped the Mongol Empire to conquer nearly all of continental Asia, the Middle East and parts of eastern Europe. In many ways, it can be regarded as the fi...
Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983
Stanislav Petrov single handedly prevented the nuclear destruction of the United States and the USSR, and only a handful of Communist leaders knew about the apocalypse he averted.
The Virtues of Mutiny and Desertion
Two Christmas Anniversaries
Christmas Eve also marks the famous 1914 “Christmas truce” when British and German soldiers crossed No Man’s Land to shake hands, play soccer, exchange souvenirs and sing carols to each other. The Hi...
The 'Yellow Book' of the Armed Forces
Confidential document of military top officials reveals persecution of government opponents during armed conflict.
The existence of a document, the 'Yellow Book', used by the El Salvador military to identify and target those believed to be opposed to the regime, has been revealed. Many of the individuals named in ...
The Patricias: A Century of Service
Bercuson, David, J.
There have been many books that have examined the various regiments of the Canadian Forces. But few have been written with the depth of expertise and wealth of imagery seen in The Patricias: A Century...
The journal publishes works that explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in people's lives, and our impact on the world around us.
Government Ministries & Agencies
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The museum's collection policy is to illustrate the development of the flying machine in both peace and war from the pioneer period to the present time.
National Battlefields Commission
To highlight and preserve the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park, to honour the memory of both French and British combatants.
Department of National Defence
Canada's armed forces are active across Canada and around the world in a wide range of roles and activities. These include: defence of Canada, international alliances, support to federal departments, ...
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