Category: War

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South African War

The South African War or, as it is also known, the Boer War, marked Canada’s first official dispatch of troops to an overseas war. In 1899, fighting erupted between Great Britain and two small...

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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” has resonated for generations. In this year 100th year of Armistice, a new voice has been given to his words with a modern interpretation connecting 1918 to 2018.

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Armistice Day in Toronto

Just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, a telegraph came over the wire, triggering a race to break the news that the Great War was over. When Germany surrendered, Torontonians gave up their...

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War in Afghanistan

Canada’s role in the Afghanistan War began in late 2001. Canada sent its first element of Canadian soldiers secretly in October 2001 from Joint Task Force 2, and the first contingents of regular Canadian...

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War of 1812

The War of 1812 (which lasted from 1812 to 1814) was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain. As a colony of Great Britain, Canada was swept up in the War...

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War had considerable effects on Canada – and Canada and Canadians affected the war. The Canadian government did not officially participate in the war. However, it contributed peacekeeping forces in 1973 to...