Directorate of History and Heritage

Visit the military history archive research room to view the collections and do primary research, or ask an expert for answers.


Services and information

Archive research room 

Visit the military history archive research room in Ottawa.


Military history resources accessible in the archive research room.

History and structure

History and structure of the Military History and Heritage Directorate.

Biography of the first Director

Colonel Charles Percy Stacey, first Director of military history at National Defence.

Get answers to military history questions

You have several ways to get answers to your military history questions.

Other military history organizations

Descriptions and locations of other organizations that study Canada’s military history.

Canadian Expeditionary Force organization chart

Organization chart of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from 1918, during the First World War.


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