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Japanese Balloon Enterprise Against North America

Type: Document

This report is an account of the Japanese balloon attacks against the United States and Canada in the final year of the Second World War, and the measures adopted, especially in Canada, to meet this new type of warfare. It also includes information on the effectiveness of the attacks and the types of weapons dropped by the balloons.

Site: National Defence

Enemy Attacks - November 1951 - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

Beginning in mid-October, as a reaction to Operation Commando, the Chinese mounted a series of attacks which continued, with increasing intensity, into November. On the night of November 2-3, the enemy attacked the centre of the Canadian front held by "A" and "C" Companies of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Attack on the Island - Hong Kong

Type: Document

A description of the invasion of the island of Hong Kong in World War II, from the time the Japanese forces landed on December 18, 1941 until the Allied surrender on Christmas Day.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Canada and the Second World War - The Battle for Hong Kong. 1941

Type: Document

In November 1941, Canada sent 1975 troops to help garrison the British colony of Hong Kong. Despite fighting valiantly, 290 Canadians were killed in action and 300 more died in capitivity.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Attack on Chail-li - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

The 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment's operation, which was to attack Kakhul-Bong and Chail-li, began early in the morning of May 30, 1951. "A", "B" and "C" companies reached their objectives with relative ease, but "D" Company met strong resistance and suffered casualties from enemy machine-gun fire.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Growth of an Empire

Type: Document

Post-confederation, Canadians came to see themselves both as part of, and distinct from, the British Empire culture.

Site: National Defence

An Imperial Partnership

Type: Document

At the Colonial Conference of 1897, the Dominion of Canada and other self-governing colonies were offered a new partnership within the Empire, which was accepted with reservations by Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier. A military consequence of the conference was to standardize all armies within the Empire along the British model.

Site: National Defence

Defence of the Island - Hong Kong

Type: Document

A description of how Allied forces defended Hong Kong against Japanese attack in the Second World War.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Nancy Siew - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

In these diary excerpts a Chinese woman who lived in the Dutch East Indies during the war shares memories of the harsh Japanese military occupation.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The British Withdrawal from Canada

Type: Document

The year 1871 witnessed the final withdrawal of British Army Troops from Canada and the beginnings of Canadian defence efforts to defend Canada from both internal (domestic violence) and external (American invasion) threats.

Site: National Defence