Military History

Explore Canada's unique military history with resources on unit history, military ships, veteran memorials, costumes, battlefield plans, wars, and homefront activities.

Featured resources

These recommended military history reads have been curated by our Local History and Genealogy team.

Nova Scotia and World War One

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From personal memoirs to general overviews, the following reading materials are key to understanding Nova Scotia's role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War of 1914-1918.



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Nova Scotia and World War Two

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It wasn't that long ago that the province of Nova Scotia became the hub of World War Two activity. Explore war-time memories or how war transformed the area.



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Indigenous Peoples and the World Wars

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Over 4,000 Indigenous soldiers fought in World War One and World War Two. Explore these recent biographies and historical accounts of their experiences.



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African Nova Scotians and War

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African Nova Scotian's lives were shaped by war, in Canada, in the United States and overseas during both World Wars. Here are a few resources to explore their experiences.



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Nursing Sisters in 20th Century Wars

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Here 's a fascinating look at the history and personal experiences of nursing in World War One and World War Two



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