Bibliography of Canadian military history

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This is a bibliography of works on the military history of Canada.


Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces

To 1914[edit]

1914 to 1945[edit]

First World War[edit]

Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces

Spanish Civil War[edit]

Second World War[edit]

Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces

1945 to present[edit]

  • Kasurak, Peter. A National Force: The Evolution of Canada's Army, 1950–2000 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013)

Cold war[edit]

Korean War[edit]

Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces


  • Romeo Dallaire (21 October 2003). Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. Random House of Canada. ISBN 978-0-67931-171-3.






Nuclear weapons[edit]


Special forces[edit]



  • Arbuckle, J. Graeme, "Badges of the Canadian Navy", Nimbus, Halifax, 1987, ISBN 0-920852-49-1
  • Burrow, Len & Beaudoin, Emile, "Unlucky Lady: The Life and Death of HMCS Athabaskan", M&S, Toronto, 1987, ISBN 0-7710-1812-6
  • "Canada's Navy Annual", Corvus Publishing, Calgary, 1986
  • Dunmore, Spencer, "In Great Waters: "The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945", M&S, Toronto, 1999, ISBN 0-7710-2929-2
  • Foster, J. A., "Sea Wings: A Pictorial History of Canada's Waterborne Defence Aircraft", Meuthen, Toronto, 1986, ISBN 0-458-80410-X
  • Fraser, Doug, "Postwar Casualty: Canada's Merchant Navy", Pottersfield Press, Lawrencetown Beach, 1997, ISBN 1-895900-07-7
  • Hadley, Michael L (1996), A nation's navy: in quest of Canadian naval identity, McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN 0-7735-1506-2
  • Hadley, Michael L., U-Boats Against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters, Mcgill Canada, 1990 ISBN 0-7735-0801-5
  • Harbron, John D., "The Longest Battle: The RCN in the Atlantic 1939-1945", Vanwell, St. Catherines, 1995
  • Johnston, Mac (2008). Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-15429-8.
  • Lamb, James B., "A Bloody War", M&S, Toronto, 1990, ISBN 0-7710-4734-7
  • Lamb, James B., "The Corvette War", Signet Books, Scarborough, 1979, ISBN 0-7723-0015-1
  • Lamb, James B., "On the Triangle Run", Totem, Toronto, 1987, ISBN 0-00-217909-1
  • Lynch, Thomas G. "Canada's Flowers: History of the Corvettes of Canada", Nimbus, Halifax, 1983, ISBN 0-920852-15-7
  • Lynch, Thomas G., "The Flying 400: Canada's Hydrofoil Project", Nimbus, Halifax, 1983, ISBN 0-920852-22-X
  • Macpherson, Ken, "The River Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy", Charles J. Mussen Publishers, Toronto, 1985, ISBN 0-920845-00-2
  • Macpherson, Ken & Burgess, John, "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1993", Vanwell, St. Catherines, 1994, ISBN 0-920277-91-8
  • Mills, Carl, "Banshees in the Royal Canadian Navy", Banshee Publication, Willowdale, 1991 ISBN 0-9695200-0-X
  • Milner, Marc (2010), Canada's Navy: The First Century, Univ. of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-9604-2
  • Perkins, Dave, "Canada's Submariners 1914-1923", Boston Mills Press, Erin, 1989, ISBN 1-55046-014-5
  • Schull, Joseph. Ships of the Great Days: Canada's Navy in World War II, in series, Great Stories of Canada. Macmillan, Toronto, 1962. 156 p., ill.
  • Snowie, J. Allen, "The Bonnie: HMCS Bonaventure", Boston Mills Press, Erin, 1987, ISBN 0-919783-40-6
  • Soward, Stuart E., "Hands to Flying Stations Volume 1: A Recollective History of Canadian Naval Aviation 1945-1954", Neptune, Victoria, 1993, ISBN 0-9697229-0-7

Academies and museums[edit]


Orders, decorations, and medals[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]