Wars and operations

Wars and operations

Wars and operations that the Canadian military has participated in. Includes original documents, historic sites, historical summaries and films.


Services and information

Canada in Afghanistan

The story of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan 2001-2014.

Peace support operations

Peace missions that the Canadian military has participated in since 1954.

Korean War

Canada’s role in the Korean War 1950-1953, including battles and remembrance.


Canada’s role in the Second World War 1939-1945, including battles, people and remembrance.


Canada’s role in the First World War 1914-1918, including battles, people and remembrance.

South African War

Canada’s role in the South African War 1899-1902, our first overseas war.

War of 1812

Canada’s role in the War of 1812, including battles and people.

Seven Years’ War in Canada

Battles and events of the Seven Years’ War 1756-1763.

New France

Military and cultural history of the first French settlements in North America 1534-1763.

Past operations

Military operations that the Canadian Armed Forces have participated in around the world since 1945.

What we are doing


Afghanistan: A Glimpse of War

Three armed Canadian Armed Forces members stand guard

Tour this exhibition which explores Canada's mission in Afghanistan, through the eyes of two journalists.

Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photographs and Film

A camouflaged soldier carries equipment

Find newsreels which explore the raid on Dieppe from a Canadian and German perspective during the Second World War.

First World War – recruitment posters

Poster shows four Royal Canadian Navy personnel looking out towards the sea

View the recruitment posters which encouraged Canadian men to enlist during the First World War.

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