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Virtual Friends Forum – Thursday January 25th @ 7pm EST

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Presentation in English. TOPIC: “Into the Dragon’s Jaws”A Canadian Combat Surgeon in the Vietnam WarSPEAKER: Dr. Garry L. Willard “Into The Dragon’s Jaws” details the exciting adventures and experiences of a young Canadian Red Cross combat casualty surgeonwho volunteered to assist Vietnamese-war wounded following the TetOffensive in South Vietnam in 1968.The intensity and drama of this book are enhanced by manyphotographs illustrating surgical care in oft-times dangerous andvolatile circumstances. Dr. Willard describes his role as…

In Person Friends Forum – Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 2023

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Guest Speaker Dr. Stacey BarkerHistorian for the Arts and Military History Canadian War Museum. TOPIC: “THE CANADIAN FORCES ARTISTS PROGRAM – GROUP 9 “ The Canadian Forces Artist Program – Group 9 exhibition, currently on display at the Canadian War Museum, sits within a rich tradition of official Canadian War Art, going back over a century.How did official war art get its start in Canada, and how did it get to where it is today? What links the…

Virtual Friends Forum Thursday September 21, 2023: “Operation Husky 2013: An Act of Extreme Remembrance”

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To Register, email the Friends [email protected] Mark Zuehlke is an award-winning author and generally considered to be one of Canada’s foremost popular military historians.  Mark’s Canadian Battle Series is an exhaustive recounting of the campaigns fought by Canadian troops during the Second World War. In 2014, Mark was awarded the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media in recognition of his role in popularizing Canadian history.  The Friends are very pleased and honoured to have Mark…

An Opportunity to Participate In Person at a Friends Forum

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Thursday, June 22nd, 20231:30 – 3:00 pmCWM Ateliers Rooms C&D Presentation in English Guest Speaker Dr. Andrew BurtchHistorian, Canadian War Museum  Topic: “War Games Exhibit The Curators Perspective “ Dr. Andrew Burtch is the Canadian War Museum’s post-1945 Historian. As curator of Gallery 4, he is responsible for all questions relating to conflicts from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day. He has worked to develop temporary and ongoing exhibitions about the Afghanistan war,…

Friends Forum Online

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Thursday, May 25th, 20237:00-8:00 PM  Presentation in English In his second instalment of the history of the Chaussegros de Léry family, Jean-Pierre Raymond will continue the journey and elaborate on how the son of a Polish Count, influenced by Chaussegros de Léry would become an engineer, arrive in Canada as a immigrant and assist in the founding of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. Jean-Pierre will also describe the engineering legacy of…

Join the Friends for a Special Friends Forum

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In Person Thursday, April 20th, 2023 1:30 – 3:00 pm CWM Ateliers Rooms C&D Presentation in English This event will also be Live Streamed via Zoom From Canada’s top war historian, a definitive medical history of the Great War, illuminating how the carnage of modern battle gave birth to revolutionary life-saving innovations. It brings to light shocking revelations of the ways the brutality of combat and the necessity of agonizing battlefield decisions led to unimaginable…

Friends Virtual Forum – March 30th at 7pm (EST)

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ean-Pierre Raymond’s presentation will focus on the extraordinary legacy of one family of engineers in Canada, the Chaussegros de Léry Family. This family lineage includes 16 descendants that were military engineers that served in the First World War of which four became generals. A two-part presentation, Part 1 will focus on the King’s Engineer Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, born in Québec City 300 years ago in 1723. He was the son-in-law of the Chief Engineer…

Friends Virtual Forum – March 2nd, 7 – 8pm (ET)

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Dr. Sean M. Maloney is a Professor of History at Royal Military College of Canada and served as the Historical Advisor to the Chief of the Land Staff during the war in Afghanistan. He previously served as the historian for 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade, the Canadian Army’s primary Cold War NATO commitment. Dr. Maloney has extensive field experience in the Balkans, particularly in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia from 1995 to 2001. His work on…

“Friends Forum” In Person Event – “Canadian Military Intelligence”

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Canadian Military Intelligence Operations and Evolution from the October Crisis to the War in Afghanistan by Dr. David Charters. Dr. David Charters draws upon original source documents and many interviews to provide a very comprehensive history of Canadian military intelligence over the past 60 years. The book illustrates how a middle power, like Canada, can make a significant contribution to the intelligence community. Dr. Charters provides many insights on how Canadian intelligence has evolved over…

Friends Virtual Forum – “Strategic Nuclear Signalling during the Russo-Ukraine Crisis”

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EMail: [email protected] for Zoom link. Register before Oct 25th Dr. Sean M. Maloney is a Professor of History at Royal Military College of Canada and served as the Historical Advisor to the Chief of the Land Staff during the war in Afghanistan. He previously served as the historian for 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade, the Canadian Army’s primary Cold War NATO commitment.  Dr. Maloney has extensive field experience in the Balkans, particularly in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo…

“Friends Forum” In Person Event

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Christina Chowaniec Christina undertook the writing of this book after discovering her grandfather’s journal and learning that Canadian soldiers were stationed in Iceland. She has always been interested in military history. She came to realize that this was an untold piece of the Canadian war story that needed to be researched and written. She lives in Vancouver. In the summer of 1940 Canadians from the 2nd Division, including the Royal Regiment of Canada (RRC), the…