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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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First World War

Honours and Awards

All Canadians who served overseas received medals. A minority received awards for gallantry in action or outstanding service, either in or behind the front lines. Published lists of recipients of these awards can help build a biographical picture of an individual. As well, the collecting of awards as a hobby can involve the expenditure of large sums of money, depending on the rarity of the award. These published lists help to document the authenticity of awards and the conditions under which they were won.

Abbink, Harry. -- The Military Medal : Canadian recipients, 1916-1922. -- Calgary : Alison Pub. Co., c1987. -- 136 p.

Canadian War Records Office. -- Thirty Canadian VCs : 23rd April 1915 to 30th March 1918. -- London : Skeffington, 1918. -- 96 p.

Joynt, Kevin. -- Worthy investments : Canadians decorated by the King, 1915-1919. -- Ottawa & K.P. Joynt, 1998. -- 64 p.

Riddle, David K. ; Mitchell, Donald G., comps. -- The Distinguished Conduct Medal to the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1920. -- Winnipeg : Kirkby-Marlton Press, 1991. -- 304 p.

____. -- The Distinguished Service Order to the Canadian Expeditionary Force and Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force, 1915-1920. -- Winnipeg : Kirkby-Marlton Press, 1991. -- 130 p.

____. -- The Military Cross awarded to the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1921. -- Winnipeg : Kirkby-Marlton Press, 1991. -- 390 p.

Swettenham, John. -- Valiant men : Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross winners. -- Toronto : Hakkert, 1973. -- 234 p.

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