Category: Military, Strategic & Disarmament Series
The French Commando Course of Vieux-Brisach, Winter 1976

The French Commando Course of Vieux-Brisach, Winter 1976

by Corporal Ret. Frank Reid This article is part of the Canadian Military History Colloquium Web Series, created to provide an online space for papers which otherwise would have been presented at the 31st Canadian Military History Colloquium, if not for this year's...

Kodaking War: Photographs as Art?

Kodaking War: Photographs as Art?

by Sarah Hart This article is part of the Canadian Military History Colloquium Web Series, created to provide an online space for papers which otherwise would have been presented at the 31st Canadian Military History Colloquium, if not for this year's cancellation due...

He is Remembered: F/Sgt. Biddlecombe, Part III

by Eric Brown This is the third and final article in a three-part series on the life of Second World War veteran Peter Biddlecombe. Was Peter now a better pilot? Reading the comments of his trainers at the various schools he attended...

The Saudi Effect: Canadian Military Exports in Context

by Paul Esau The arms trade is a tricky business for a self-proclaimed “middle power” like Canada. Export too little and you’ll be accused of undercutting the domestic military producers needed to maintain a Defence Industrial Base (DIB), and consequently outsourcing...

He is Remembered: F/Sgt. Biddlecombe, Part II

by Eric Brown This is the second article in a three-part series on the life of Second World War veteran Peter Biddlecombe. Throughout the training program, aircrew candidates were constantly being evaluated. At any stage of the...

He is Remembered: F/Sgt. Biddlecombe, Part I

by Eric Brown This is the first article in a three-part series on the life of Second World War veteran Peter Biddlecombe. At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, men from all corners of Canada rushed to join the...

The Gradual Disillusionment of Private Charles Wood

By Eric Story In the immediate aftermath of the Great War, Canadians began the process of coming to terms with the death and destruction the past conflict had wreaked on the young Dominion. According to historian Jonathan Vance, the public constructed a memory of the...