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Canadian Armed Forces: Demobilization - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

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As World War II war drew to a close, members of all the armed forces of the Allies wanted nothing so much as to shed their uniforms, and fast. But there was not enough shipping available to bring Allied troops from all over the world as quickly as they wished.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canadian Victoria Cross Winners - South African War

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During the South African War, Victoria Crosses were awarded for rescuing fellow soldiers under enemy fire, rear-guard action at Leliefontein, and for service in the Medical Corps.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Battle of Leliefontein - South African War

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Leliefontein was the most desperate situation faced by Canadians during the South African War. In the morning of November 6, 1900, British and Canadian troops dispersed a large Boer commando across the Komati River. Later, British troops retreated to Belfast while the Royal Canadian Dragoons covered their rearguard. The Boers used the British retreat as an opportunity to launch strong attacks against the Canadian Line.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Imperial Adventure: South African War

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The South African War marked the first occasion that Canada despatched troops to an overseas war. This Introductory page for the Canadian War Museum's exhibition, entitled Imperial Adventure includes battles, units, people, and equipment.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canadian Women’s Army Corps, 1941-1946

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Online article about the formation of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during the Second World War, a milestone in the history of women’s participation in the Canadian military. Includes reading list.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas D.B. Evans (1860- 1908) - South African War

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Under Lieutenant-Colonel T.D.B. Evans' leadership the Canadian Mounted Rifles carried out some very successful actions, including the seizure of a key hill at Leliefontein on 7 November 1900 that prevented the Boers from trapping a British force.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Hong Kong, December 1941 - Operations - Democracy at War

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It seemed unlikely that the Pacific Ocean British colony of Hong Kong, guarded by only four battalions at the outbreak of war, could be held if the Japanese chose to mount a serious attack. Nevertheless, military leaders in London convinced themselves that the Japanese might be scared off by a show of force. They asked Canada for help. Prime Minister Mackenzie King, usually cautious but not this time, agreed. For this duty, the army staff selected the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Salvation Army memorabilia - Insignia

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Photographs of the Salvation Army insignia and badges that were used on their uniforms during the Second World War.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Headwear, Footwear and Insignia - Uniforms used by Canadians in the South African War

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This document provides detailed descriptions and background on the headgear, footwear, and insignia worn by the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canadian Mounted Rifles, and Royal Canadian Field Artillery.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Artifact Search - CMCC Catalogue

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The Canadian Museum of Civilization provides a searchable catalogue of its collections. The types of artifacts found in their database include archaeological specimens, Aboriginal art, furniture, artwork, military objects, glass, porcelain, and textiles.

Site: Canadian War Museum