“If my Son had not Joined the Army, He would Still be Alive…”: The Struggle to have Soldier Suicides Recognized as War-Related Deaths

So much of what we have today comes from the great courage, sacrifice and loss of those who fought a century ago. Though the war was over, there were still many whose minds never really left the trenches. In this week following Remembrance Day, Kathleen Taggart takes pause to commemorate those who could never put the war behind them, and who suffered every hardship until it was too much to bear.

Now available: Tim Cook’s webinar “The Fight for History”

In September, Tim Cook launched his new book The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking Canada's Second World War. His talk is now available below and on our YouTube channel. Based on his new book, historian and best-selling author Tim...

Call for Papers: Canadian Military History Special Issue on the Battle of Hong Kong

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, Canadian Military History will be publishing a special issue in fall 2021. We invite submissions that examine the Battle of Hong Kong from multiple perspectives. Canadian and non-Canadian perspectives are...

On War & Society E36: The Black Watch Snipers with David O’Keefe

David O’Keefe is the author of One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe and his most recent book, Seven Days in Hell: Canada’s Battle for Normandy and the Rise of the Black Watch Snipers. Never one to shy away from public exposure, O’Keefe...

Ghostly Tales, Dark Tourism and the (Un)Haunted Landscapes of the First World War

In this LCMSDS Centre Blog’s Halloween Special, sit down with Dr. Kyle Falcon for some
ghostly tales and even spookier questions surrounding the supernatural, remembrance and the commemoration of battlefields from the First World War.

Book Review: The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War by Iain E. Johnston-White

Iain E. Johnston-White. The British Commonwealth and Victory in the Second World War. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Pp. 319. By Brad St. Croix, University of Ottawa This review appears in Canadian Military History Vol. 28 No. 1 (2019). It is often said that...

On War & Society Special Video Edition, Part 2: Edward Cecil-Smith and the Spanish Civil War with Tyler Wentzell

Edward Cecil-Smith was a Christian, journalist, playwright, member of the Communist Party of Canada and a volunteer in the Mackenzie–Papineau Battalion, where he served alongside 17,000 other Canadians and 45,000 internationals. Why did he and other Canadians fight in...

On War & Society E35: Writing Public History with Tim Cook

Tim Cook is a former archivist at the National Archives of Canada and currently a historian at the Canadian War Museum. He is the curator of over a dozen permanent, temporary, travelling, and digital exhibitions. He is also the author of 12 books, over 80...

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