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Fact Sheets


FCWM Fact Sheets are short, descriptive papers that provide additional information on many of the artefacts found in the Canadian War Museum. They are useful references for students and adults looking for information.



Come and meet the distinguished group of Volunteers that performs a wide range of duties on behalf of the FCWM in support of Canadian War Museum activities. They come with diverse backgrounds including veterans, educators, parliamentarians, and business people.

Research Papers

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The FCWM Research Papers are in-depth looks at some of the subject matter found within the galleries of the Canadian War Museum. They are provided as reference material for those seeking more detailed information than is currently available in the Museum.

Video Memories

video memories

Do you have a video clip that captures a treasured and/or important event in your former military career or association with the military that you would like to share with others? If so, please forward it to, attention: Mike Braham. Videos currently in the collection may be found HERE.

  pdf Canada and the Great War – 1916 (2.13 MB)

This is the third Supplement dealing with the Canadian experience in the First World War. This issue deals with the third of the war and the Canadian and Newfoundland experiences in the carnage of the Somme battlefields.  Also included are a continuation of a previous article on the fledgling Royal Canadian Navy; a tribute to those Canadians awarded the Victoria Cross in that year; a brief examination of the contributions of women during the war years and a concluding piece on the introduction of the steel helmet.

pdf Canada and the Great War – 1915 (1.68 MB)

This is the second Supplement dealing with the Canadian experience in the First World War. This issue deals with the second year of the war and the Canadian baptism of fire at the Second Battle of Ypres and the initial use of poison gas.  Also included is a description of the controversial Ross Rifle; some words on John McCrae, the author of the iconic poem, In Flanders Fields; an article on the fledgling Royal Canadian Navy in 2015; a tribute to those Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross in that year; and a concluding piece on the sinking of the Lusitania.

pdf Canada & the Great War - 1914 (851 KB)

This is the first of four scheduled supplements to the Torch over the next four years to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Each supplement will focus on the corresponding year(s) of the Great War. To set the stage, this first edition provides a brief overview of the contents of the World War I segment of Gallery Two of the Canadian War Museum. It also includes an overview of Canada’s initial mobilisation effort with a specific scrutiny of Sam Hughes. Finally, the supplement details the composition of the Expeditionary Force.

pdf The Battle of Ortona. Commemorative Supplement (127 KB)

This Supplement has been prepared to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona in December 1943 and to honour all those Canadians who fought in the intensive and bitter battles of the Adriatic campaign. It contains a summary of the December battles as well as descriptions of the Moro River cemetery and the newly-created Battle of Ortona Museum, and relates the story of the extraordinary reconciliation that resulted between the two warring sides.

pdf The Battle of Vimy Ridge (3.24 MB)

This supplement is to remember with pride and thanksgiving the valour and endurance of the soldiers of the Canadian Corps who fought and died on Vimy Ridge so long ago.

pdf Korean War Commemorative Supplement (289 KB)

This supplement will remind members of the Friends why and how the 516 Canadians fought and died in Korea.

100 Years of Accomplishments of the Navy and its Personnel

These 4 Supplements celebrate the accomplishments of the Navy and its personnel  by highlighting notable events over the past 100 years. The Supplements are in chronological order,  beginning with the birth of the Navy in 1910.


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