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Quebec batteries firing on Phips' ships during October 1690

Type: Image

Part of Quebec's defences is shown firing upon the invaders’ ships during October 1690. The upper town was protected by a good wall with intermittent batteries. There were more defensive works up towards the Chateau Saint-Louis near Cape Diamond. In the lower town, facing the harbour, there were two strong French shore batteries armed with heavy 18 and 24-pounder naval cannon. Inland, a line of earthworks punctuated with 11 redoubts enclosed the city from the western side. This 19th century print is inaccurate in some details (for instance, the Château Saint-Louis which only had one storey in 1690) but gives a good sense of the general action. (Library and Archives Canada, C-006022)

Site: National Defence

Canadian anti-aircraft gun

Type: Image

This anti-aircraft gun is set up above Juno Beach, Normandy, in June 1944. The star was used to mark Allied equipment, particularly for recognition from the air. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1082)

Site: National Defence

Canadian Armour Passing Through Ortona, by war artist Charles Fraser Comfort

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, "Canadian Armour Passing Through Ortona," created by Charles Fraser Comfort in 1944.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Infantry in LSI Under Bombing Attack, by war artist Jack Nichols

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the conté on paper artwork, "Infantry in LSI Under Bombing Attack," created by Jack Nichols in 1944.

Site: Canadian War Museum

During their expeditions the Spanish sometimes had to use their muskets and cannons to keep the Amerindian at bay

Type: Image

This 1792 drawing shows an incident during the Spanish expedition sent to map Vancouver Island. The Europeans are using their muskets and cannon fire from their ship to keep the Natives at bay. (Museo Naval, Madrid)

Site: National Defence

Canadians, Juno Beach, June 1944

Type: Image

Canadian reinforcements landing in Normandy, June 1944. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1083)

Site: National Defence

Map of the Battle of Leliefontein - South African War

Type: Image

Three maps that show the location of the Battle of Leliefontein and the movement of British, Canadian, and Boer troops between 9am and 11am on November 7, 1900, near Belfast, South Africa.

Site: Canadian War Museum

2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Kap'yong, Korea, 24-25 April 1951

Type: Image

On 24 and 25 April 1951, the 2nd Battalion of the 'Princess Pats' fought day and night to repel repeated attacks on Kap'yong by the Chinese 118th Division. This action stopped the Chinese advance on Seoul, the Korean capital. Impressed by such gallantry and tenacity, the U.S. president awarded the battalion the American Distinguished Unit Citation, which it has worn ever since. (United States Army Center of Military History, Washington)

Site: National Defence

The Kemmel - Vierstraat Road, by war artist Alexander Young Jackson

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, The Kemmel - Vierstraat Road, created by A.Y. Jackson in 1917.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Lieutenant-General H.D.G. Crerar

Type: Image

Henry Duncan Graham Crerar (1888-1965) was Commander in Chief of Canadian troops in Europe, 1944-45. This photo was taken in France. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-9)

Site: National Defence