Research – military matters, inter-forces, intelligence, theory, etc.


Military and related subjects

IMPORTANT: Please see our Index of military subjects (this page is retained for purposes of technical continuity only.)


While our main research focus concerns multiple aspects – from regional to wordwide – of nautical and aeronautical matters, there are some areas that overlap multiple subjects, for example: biographies; economics; political considerations; oceanography and cartography. Our subject matter and catalogued subjects reflect this diversity; the most overarching one being military which not only covers the interaction between various navies and airforces, but also provides an important canvas as background to our understanding of human history and the development of today's world.

Our Guide to Sources for Research into various military subjects, prepared by a number of specialists, examines a very wide range of published documents.

Our catalogue holdings, referring specifically to general military matters, are available here.

Publications, journals, magazines:

Canadian Defence Quarterly :

Canadian Defence Quarterly (1923-1939) - Our catalogued holdings
Canadian Defence Quarterly (1971- ) - Our catalogued holdings
Canadian Defence Quarterly - Selected articles from the 1971 series.

The Crow's Nest :

The Crow's nest - Our catalogued holdings of the WWII newsprint format editions
The Crowsnest - Our catalogued holdings of The Crowsnest : The Royal Canadian Navy's Magazine, 1949-1965
Crowsnest - Our catalogued holdings of Crowsnest [the national news magazine of the Royal Canadian Navy], 2011-

Officers and men:

Cdr David H. Botly, RCNVR, RCN(R), who served at the Dieppe raid, D-Day, etc...
RCN Centennial, interviews - NMA summer students interview veterans; The County Magazine, Fall 2010, with permission.
George Devonshire - served Merchant Navy then HMCS Waskesiu, Russian convoys, Word War II

These pages expand upon existing pages at the Naval Marine Archive. Some are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.


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