Bibliography of Canadian military history


Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces

To 1914

1914 to 1945

First World War

Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces

Spanish Civil War

Second World War

Official accounts - National Defence and the Canadian Forces

1945 to present

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

Cold war

Korean War

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.






  • Anne Nivat (5 May 2006). Islamistes: Comment ils nous voient. Fayard. ISBN 978-2-25312-917-2.
  • Anne Nivat (7 October 2011). Les brouillard de la guerre: Dernière mission en Afghanistan. Fayard. ISBN 978-2-21366-584-9.
  • Anne Nivat (15 October 2006). The Wake of War: Encounters with the People of Iraq and Afghanistan. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0-80700-239-1.
  • Bernd Horn (3 April 2012). No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan. Dundurn. ISBN 978-1-45970-162-5.
  • Bernd Horn; R. J. (FRW) Hillier (2010). No Lack of Courage: Operation Medusa, Afghanistan. Dundurn Press Ltd. ISBN 978-1-55488-766-8.
  • Chris Wattie (26 February 2010). Contact Charlie: The Canadian Army, the Taliban and the Battle that Saved Afghanistan. Key Porter Books. ISBN 978-1-55470-276-3.
  • Christie Blatchford (28 October 2008). Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army. Random House Digital, Inc. ISBN 978-0-385-66467-7.
  • Fabrice De Pierrebourg (27 September 2010). Martyrs d'une guerre perdue d'avance: Le Canada en Afghanistan. Stanke. ISBN 978-2-76041-073-2.
  • Jody Mitic (15 September 2015). Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-47679-510-2.
  • John Conrad (1 June 2009). What the Thunder Said: Reflections of a Canadian Officer in Kandahar. Dundurn. ISBN 978-1-55488-408-7.
  • Kevin Patterson; Jane Warren (5 August 2008). Outside the Wire: The War in Afghanistan in the Words of its Participants. Random House of Canada. ISBN 978-0-30735-631-4.
  • Lee Windsor (3 January 2012). Kandahar Tour: The Turning Point in Canadas Afghan Mission. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-47015-761-9.
  • Marc Dauphin (9 November 2013). Combat Doctor: Life and Death Stories from Kandahars Military Hospital. Dundurn. ISBN 978-1-45971-926-2.
  • Mark Gasparotto (26 October 2010). Clearing the Way: Combat Engineers in Kandahar. Ardith Publishing. ISBN 978-1-92658-259-7.
  • Mike Friscolanti (24 October 2005). Friendly Fire: The Untold Story of the U.S. Bombing that Killed Four Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-47083-686-6.
  • Ray Wiss (1 March 2011). A Line in the Sand: Canadians at War in Kandahar. Douglas & McIntyre. ISBN 978-1-55365-592-3.
  • Ray Wiss (24 August 2009). FOB Doc: A Doctor on the Front Lines in Afghanistan. Douglas And McIntyre. ISBN 978-1-55365-472-8.
  • René Vallerand (1 November 2014). Vandoo: Une histoire sur le 22e Régiment. Adrenaline. ISBN 978-2-98140-820-4.
  • Rob Semrau (17 September 2012). The Taliban Don't Wave. Wiley. ISBN 978-1-11826-118-7.
  • Ron Corbett; Foreword by Pat Stogran (28 April 2012). First Soldiers Down: Canada's Friendly Fire Deaths in Afghanistan. Dundurn. ISBN 978-1-45970-327-8.
  • Ryan Flavelle (17 October 2011). The Patrol: Seven Days in the Life of a Canadian Soldier in Afghanistan. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-1-44340-717-5.
  • Steve Jourdain (9 April 2013). Mon Afghanistan. Athéna. ISBN 978-2-92414-205-9.
  • Stéphane Coulombe (30 September 2014). Nos héros en sol Afghan. Les Éditions GID. ISBN 978-2-89634-219-8.
  • Sony Chris Marchal (30 November 2014). Peur et dégoût en Afghanistan: Témoignage d'un militaire canadien. Les Éditions Québec-Livres. ISBN 978-2-76402-399-0.
  • Valerie Fortney (30 October 2012). Sunray: The Death and Life of Nichola Goddard. McArthur & Company. ISBN 978-1-77087-072-7.

Nuclear weapons


Special forces


  • The Arrowheads, "Arrow: The Story of the Avro Arrow from its Evolution to its Extinction", Boston Mills Press, Erin, 1980, ISBN 0-919822-35-5
  • Barris, Ted. Behind The Glory: The Plan that Won the Allied Air War. Markham, Ontario: Thomas Allen & Son Publishers, 2005. ISBN 0-88762-212-7
  • Bashow, David L., "All the Fine Young Eagles", Stoddard, Toronto, 1996, ISBN 0-7737-2976-3
  • Bashow, David L., "Starfighter: A Loving Retrospective of the CF-104 Era in Canadian Fighter Aviation 1961-1986", Fortress Publications, Toronto, 1990 ISBN 0-919195-12-1
  • Edmund Cosgrove; Brick Billing (1 April 2003). Canada's Fighting Pilots. Dundurn Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0-919614-97-0.
  • Coughlin, Tom. The Dangerous Sky: Canadian Airmen in World War II. The Ryerson Press, 1968. ISBN 0718302117
  • Deere, Captain David N. ed., "Desert Cats: The Canadian Fighter Squadron in the Gulf War", Fortress Publications, Stoney Creek, 1991, ISBN 0-919195-13-X
  • Dempsey, Daniel V. A Tradition of Excellence: Canada's Airshow Team Heritage. Victoria, BC: High Flight Enterprises, 2002. ISBN 0-9687817-0-5.
  • Foster, J. A., "Sea Wings: A Pictorial History of Canada's Waterborne Defence Aircraft", Meuthen, Toronto, 1986, ISBN 0-458-80410-X
  • Larry F. Gray (2013). Red Roads to Runways: The Story of the Royal Canadian Air Force at Summerside. FriesenPress. ISBN 978-1-4602-0443-6.
  • Greenhous, Brereton (2002). The making of Billy Bishop: the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC. Dundurn Press Ltd. ISBN 978-1-55002-390-9.
  • Greenhous, Brereton; Halliday, Hugh A. Canada's Air Forces, 1914–1999. Montreal: Editions Art Global and the Department of National Defence, 1999. ISBN 2-920718-72-X.
  • Greenhous, Harris, Johnston, & Rawling, "The Crucible of War 1939-1945: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Volume 3", University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, ISBN 0-8020-0574-8
  • Hatch, F.J. Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan 1939–1945. Ottawa: Canadian Department of National Defence, 1983. ISBN 0-660-11443-7
  • Milberry, Larry, ed. Sixty Years—The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924–1984. Toronto: Canav Books, 1984. ISBN 0-9690703-4-9
  • Milberry, Larry. Aviation in Canada: Evolution of an Air Force. Toronto: Canav Books, 2010. ISBN 978-0-921022-23-7.
  • Mills, Carl, "Banshees in the Royal Canadian Navy", Banshee Publication, Willowdale, 1991 ISBN 0-9695200-0-X
  • Pigott, Peter (1996), Flying Canucks: Famous Canadian aviators, Hounslow Press, ISBN 0-88882-175-1
  • Pigott, Peter (1996), Flying CanucksII: Pioneers of Canadian Aviation, Hounslow Press, ISBN 0-88882-175-1
  • Roberts, Leslie. There Shall Be Wings. Toronto: Clark, Irwin and Co. Ltd., 1959. No ISBN.
  • Shores, Christopher, "History of the Royal Canadian Air Force", Royce Publishing, Toronto, 1984, ISBN 0-86124-160-6
  • 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
  • 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


Orders, decorations, and medals

See also

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