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Food and the First World War

Have you ever heard the old saying “an army marches on its stomach”? During the First World War, Canada produced millions of pounds of food that was sent to the warfront. But how did this impact Canadian Kitchens? Let’s take a look at some of the ways World War 1 impacted food for Canadians, both at home and abroad.

Canada and LGBT purge of the Cold War

In the 1950s and 1960s, Canada set up a security council to avoid the risks of infiltration by Russia. This security council targeted certain risks, notably the presence of homosexuals in various federal services.

A short overview of the historiography of war and the military

Military history is as old as war itself. For hundreds of thousands of years, historians have described war in myriad ways. In this article, guest author Thomas Vennes tells us about how historians have changed how they write about war.

The demobilization riots during the Great War (1914-1918)

The demobilization of Canadian soldiers after the end of the First World War caused much frustration among the troops and unrest was common. Learn more with our mini-video on the demobilization riots!

April Fools’ Day (2023): Project Phoenix and the planet Pandora

A new year also means (unfortunately) a new April Fool's Day. This year, learn about how you can honor our Canadian half-human/half-Na'vi soldiers sent to the planet Pandora!

Harry H. Dinning (1890-1916): The Legacy of an Irish-Canadian Soldier from Chaudière-Appalaches

Harry H. Dinning, originally from the Township of Ireland in Quebec, enlisted in the army in 1916 before tragically disappearing during the Battle of Ancre Heights. A memorable figure in Maple Grove, Harry H. Dinning's story is a testament to the military participation of English-speaking communities in the Chaudière-Appalaches region during the Great War.

Léo Major – A Quebec Military Hero

Léo Major is probably Quebec’s most famous soldier thanks to his impressive exploits during the Second World War. But do you know his whole story? This short article tells you all about the life of this legendary Quebecker.

Passing the Time in German Prison Camps (1939-1945)

Passing the time was a very big part of a soldier's life – almost as big as the war itself. To cope with the boredom, soldiers interred at German prison camps had to show great ingenuity to entertain themselves. This article explores how imprisoned military staff spent their time in German camps during the Second World War.

Conscientious objectors in Canada during the First World War

For many reasons, many people refused to take up arms during the First World War. Labelled as conscientious objectors, these people were mobilized to other fronts to contribute to the war effort. Discover the fate of these people in this mini-video!

When the World Revolution Converged in Montreal

The “Hemispheric Conference to End the Vietnam War” was held in Montreal from November 29 to December 2, 1968 and attended by a delegation from the Black Panther Party, representatives from North Vietnam, and members of the Front de Libération du Québec. With a resolutely anti-imperialist tone, this multi-day Montreal conference addressed the idea of a vast transnational revolutionary coalition.

African Canadian soldiers in the War of 1812

More and more attention is being given to African Canadians’ participation in 20th-century conflicts. However, years before the two world wars, many African Canadian soldiers had already paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War of 1812 as officers of the Coloured Corps.

Richard Pierpoint, an unsung leader

A veteran of the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Richard Pierpoint led a very full life. After arriving in North America as a slave, Pierpoint went on to become a respected leader of the Black communities established in Canada.

Indigenous Soldiers of the Great War (1914-1918)

Thousands of soldiers of Indigenous descent served in the Canadian Army during the Great War. This article provides a brief overview of their presence at the front and the many issues they faced, in addition to the war itself.

Charles C. Merritt – Victoria Cross Recipient

One of 16 Canadians who was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War, Charles C. Merritt earned this honour for his heroic actions to try and capture as much ground as possible at Dieppe.

Virtual exhibition: They Cared – The Game

As a companion to our They Care exhibit, put yourself in the shoes of nursing sister Miriam Eastman Baker in this interactive game!