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Banner: From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History

Canadian Military History: An Overview
War of 1812
Rebellions of 1837 and 1838
Northwest Campaign
South African War
First World War
Second World War

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Canadian Military History: An Overview
Personal Stories

Records of Decorations and Medals

Lists of recipients of decorations and medals can be useful in biographical or genealogical research. Those listed here are a sample of those falling into more than one time period within these pathfinders. Others are found in individual sections.

Bishop, Arthur. - Our bravest and our best: the stories of Canada's Victoria Cross winners. - Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995. - 211 p.

Blatherwick, F.J. - 1000 brave Canadians: the Canadian gallantry awards, 1854-1989. - Toronto: Unitrade Press, 1991. - 415 p.

_____. - Royal Canadian Air Force honours - decorations - medals, 1920-1968. - New Westminster, B.C.: FJB Air Publications, 1991. - 176 p.

Dowe, Francis S. - The Canadian military register of foreign awards. - Ottawa: Privately printed, 1979. - 236 p.

Machum, George G., comp. - Canada's V.C.'s: the story of Canadians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross. - Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1956. - 208 p.

Swettenham, John, ed. - Valiant men: Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross winners. - Toronto: Hakkert, 1973. - 234 p. - (Canadian War Museum historical publication number 7)

Wilson, Barbara M., comp. - Military General Service, 1793-1814 (Canadian recipients), Egypt Medal, 1992-1889 (Canadian recipients), North West Canada, 1885: index to the medal rolls. - London: Spink, 1975. - 191 p.

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