Debert Military Museum: Built in 1939-40, Debert (Nova Scotia) was a staging area for an estimated 30,000 soldiers being shipped overseas to fight for our freedom in World War II. For many of them, Debert was the last Canadian Base they would ever see. There are dozens of interesting links from the home page of this web site, including museum, war graves and photos.
Canada in Khaki: This report on Canada in the Great War is built around the book "Valour Remembered", subtitled 'Canada and the First World War'. November 11, 1918-1978.
Canadian War Medals and Decorations: This is a web site posted by Veterans Affairs Canada listing and describing the many medals that Canada has awarded during war and peace times.
Canuck's Wartime History of Canada is a great site on Canada's
in the First and Second World Wars.
Edward Mont Memorial Page: This site, posted by William Marshall,
dedicated to keeping alive the memory of those brave heroes who were
at the Abbaye d'Ardenne in France during during June 1944. In addition,
I will endeavour to pay tribute to those other of our Heroic Sons who,
so far from their beloved Atlantic Homeland, gave us their most
gift -- Our Lives and Our Freedom.
History of the Victoria Cross: This is a very interesting read
how the medal was created, and it's first awarding.
Links Page to Victoria
Cross related web sites
The 85th Canadian
Infantry Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders which
in the First World War is the topic on this wonderful site by Susan
There are nominal rolls, letters, biographies, photos and more. Well
the visit if someone you knew served with this battalion.
Leaf Legacy Project, a web site dedicated to photographing or
a photograph of every Canadian War Grave of the 20th Century. In
format this archive should be a permanent addition to the National
of Canada and a permanent photographic inventory of Canada's War Graves
for generations to come. The photos are not yet ready for viewing, but
you can help by submitting photos that you have of any grave.
Honour Roll for the Korean War: This page lists every person who lost their lives in the Korean War (1950 - 1953) and Korea Peacekeeping (1953 - 1955). To view the home page for this site, visit Veteran's Tribute Links and Condolences.
North Nova Scotia Highlanders (The): Digital Images of photographs and newspaper clippings. Website is searchable by key word.
Nova Scotia Highlanders Regimental Museum (The): Located in Amherst, Nova Scotia, the museum contains history for the NS Highlanders as well as the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. The museum is open year round.
List for Canadian Merchant Seamen, Compiled by Billy McGee: This
site includes a 52 page word document, listing the names of 1,554
Merchant Seamen, lost during WWII from Canadian, British and foreign
Incorporated into the list are British Seamen lost on Canadian
Affairs Canada Merchant Navy War Dead Database: The Canadian
Navy War Dead Database is an index that can be used to search for the
of Canadian Merchant sailors who were killed while serving in Canada's
Merchant Marine. It can also be used to search for the names of
Merchant Navy vessels. You can enter the name of the Canadian Merchant
Navy war dead, the vessel they served on, or both.
Victoria Cross: Britain's Highest Award for Gallantry (The): Included in this website on the Victoria Cross you will find an index of individual VC holder's names and a list (by County & Country) of the location of graves of VC holders in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the rest of the world. Also displayed in this website is the location of all VCs when held by public bodies, world-wide.
History Report: Kurt Meyer, 12th SS Panzer Division, and the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy: An Historical and Historiographical Appraisal by P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, University of Calgary.
Kong WWII History and Canadian Soldiers: This website has lots of
on the war in the Pacific during WWII, and lots of interesting links.
was created by the son of WWII, veteran Major Maurice A. Parker,
Officer, "D" Company, of the Royal Rifles of Canada. He dedicates it to
his father and to the brave men and women who fought a long ago nearly
forgotten battle for the Island of Hong Kong. It was a battle that some
say should never have been fought, but it was. Now....it should
A short History
and Photographic Record of 106th Overseas Battalion C.E.F. Nova
Rifles. The page includes names, ranks, regiment numbers, home towns
photos of the soldiers.
on the HMCS Bras d'Or of WWII: Welcome to this page which is a
to the Canadian World War Two minesweeper HMCS Bras d'Or and the men
served on her. When Canada declared war on Germany on September 10th,
the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was tiny in size and possessed only a few
ships. There was a desperate need for naval vessels to undertake the
duties involved in protecting Canada's coastline, but until Canadian
began producing new minesweepers and corvettes later in the war, the
had to make do with whatever ships they could find.
Japan POW web site: POW Website Fills Gaps for Some WWII Family
Thanks to Fred Beisser, who found a story by Colin Joyce of the London
Daily Telegram, which appeared recently in the Washington Times Insider
we learn that: Nearly 60 years after the end of World War II, Japanese
researchers have compiled a comprehensive database detailing the fate
the 3,526 Allied prisoners of war who died in Japan between 1941 and
The database was created by the POW Research Network Japan, a group of
independent researchers who built on the records of the Commonwealth
Commission. A breakthrough came with the discovery in the National Diet
Library in Tokyo of a forgotten microfiche, almost illegible in places,
of records made by the post-war Allied occupation authorities, who had
details of the fate of POWs by questioning camp survivors and former
MTB or better known as Motor
Torpedo Boats: These coastal forces boats were built for fighting
not for living on. They were, therefore, a wartime requirement only,
were operational only in war zones. Out of sight, out of mind. This
has history and pictures of these Canadian war ships, including a
of Samuel Knight Jarvis of Canso who served aboard MTB 465.
& Images Project “In their own words”:
The objective of the Canadian Letters and Images Projects is to
let Canadians tell their own story in their own words and images by
creating a permanent online archive which preserves Canada's wartime
correspondence, photographs, and other personal materials, from the
battlefront and from the home front. Too often the story told of Canada
at war has been one of the great battles and great individuals, an
approach that unfortunately misses the 'ordinary' Canadian and the
richness of their wartime experience.
County Veterans: There are months if not years of
information (social, racial and political) leading up to the Second
World War which is not included in this collection. We have decided to
start with Britain and France and their Declaration of War against
Germany and then (eventually) come back to the Kings County families
and how it changed their lives. Phil Vogler
of Berwick, Nova Scotia
maintains this website.
Canadian War Amps:
Supporting Veterans since the First World War, the website contains
information on obtaining war documentaries, as well as how to support
Cape Bretoners in World
This website, hosted by Wayne Macvicar, is a summary of the people
currently in his database of over 13,500 individuals from Cape Breton
Island who served in the Second World War.
WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.: The World War II Memorial honours
16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than
who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. On this site,
you can search the electronic World War II Registry of Americans who
to the war effort, or add the name of a loved one. Among the names, you
will find Canadians who also served in the American Forces.