Explore the many interesting and informative articles and research papers contributed by present and past Friends
Christmas in Korea, 1951 – Andrew Burtch, PhD
For the Canadians serving in Korea at the close of 1951, it had been a long and difficult year. Beginning in February, Canadians had left the relative safety of rear training positions to enter the front lines as part of large-scale United Nations offensives, following close on the heels of retreating Chinese soldiers heading North. In April, the soldiers of the 2 nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, along with the Royal Australian Regiment,…
Christmas Dinner with Bomber Harris by Gerry Cann
The advance party for 2 Fighter Wing arrived in France in October 1952, part of the Canadian contribution to the Cold War. Three more would follow, based in Germany forming a full air division serving under NATO. The base was under construction, muddy and generally unliveable, and would remain that way for quite some time. Electricity and heated buildings would not appear until late winter. But throughout that period our Sabre fighters flew while we…
Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell – by Karen DeYoung
Thirty years ago, Colin Powell was arguably the most powerful military leader in the world. Yet today, Powell seems to have largely slipped from the public consciousness, notwithstanding that, as Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff working directly for President Bush (Senior), he masterminded the planning for the First Gulf War.
Canada’s Secret Armoured Train
One of Canada’s military secrets from World War II was the armoured train that operated as part of the west coast defences. The No. 1 Armoured Train ran the stretch between the port of Prince Rupert and inland city of Terrace BC. The train covered the 150 kilometres of rail along the Skeena River, day and night, without any fixed schedule.
CWM Impact Report for FCWM
The Canadian War Museum (the Museum) appreciates the Friends of the Canadian War Museum’s (the Friends) continued support of our educational programs and projects. The COVID 19 pandemic shifted and changed the way we worked, but the Museum staff were resilient throughout and continued to develop new educational assets to help audiences explore the breadth of Canadian military history – resilience and heroism.