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Watch Now: The Irish Canadian Rangers with Terry Copp

Watch Now: The Irish Canadian Rangers with Terry Copp

The Irish Canadian Rangers began as a Militia Regiment in 1915 after Catholic and Protestant Irish agreed to cooperate. After the battle of Second Ypres, the regiment contributed a full company to the 60th Battalion and began a campaign to persuade Sam Hughes to...

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New Articles are Available from Canadian Military History

New Articles are Available from Canadian Military History

Vol. 31, No. 2 Summer / Autumn 2022"A Very Fine Plan in the Memory of Our Boys" Commemorating the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute Second World War Dead DAVID ROSS ALEXANDER Abstract: The memorial plaques dedicated to the First and Second World War dead...

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Watch Now: To Help Win the Fight with Stacey Barker

Watch Now: To Help Win the Fight with Stacey Barker

The Second World War brought many crucial changes to the lives of Canadian women, including the opportunity for wider military service. Recruits who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division, and the Women’s Royal Canadian...

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Off the Cuff, with Quinn Downton

Off the Cuff, with Quinn Downton

Quinn Downton is a history student in his final year of his undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. In the fall, he is beginning his Master of Arts in History, writing a research paper on the transformation of the asylum in late Victorian Britain through...

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Watch Now: Dieppe 80 Years After with Marie Eve Vaillancourt

Watch Now: Dieppe 80 Years After with Marie Eve Vaillancourt

The Dieppe Raid is shrouded in controversy and tragedy. For decades, it dominated Canadians’ collective memory of the war. Considered a tragic failure since 1942, its story is as complex as it is nuanced. The presentation will explore the challenges of putting...

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Watch Now: Fighting a White Man’s War with Scott Sheffield

Watch Now: Fighting a White Man’s War with Scott Sheffield

The Second World War became a total war for Canada, drawing in virtually every person in virtually every region of the country in diverse ways, including Canada’s First Nations population. As wards of the state, this was not Status Indians’ war to fight, and yet more...

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Off the Cuff, with Megan Hamilton

Off the Cuff, with Megan Hamilton

Originally from Vernon, BC, Megan Hamilton is a social historian of twentieth century Canada. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she was a Research Assistant at the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada (LCSC). She is...

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Watch Now: Per Ardua Ad Astra with Mike Bechthold

Watch Now: Per Ardua Ad Astra with Mike Bechthold

In a few short years, the Royal Canadian Air Force expanded from a small domestic force of 8 squadrons and 4,000 personnel to a globe-spanning air force with 80 operational squadrons and 250,000 personnel (including 17,000 women). The RCAF defended London, led the...

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