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Canadian War Museum
Coordinates: 45°25′02″N 75°43′01″W / 45.417156°N 75.716829°W / 45.417156; -75.716829Canadian War Museum Musée canadien de la guerreThe exterior of the Canadian War MuseumEstablished 1880 (2005)Location Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaType National museumCollection size 500,000 items[1]Director Stephen QuickWebsite www.warmuseum.ca Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Corporation networkCanadian Museum of History Canadian War Museum Canadian Postal Museum Canadian Children's Museum Virtual Museum of New FranceThe Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
(CWM) (French: Musée canadien de la guerre) is Canada's national museum of military history.[2] Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the museum covers all facets of Canada's military past, from the first recorded instances of death by armed violence in Canadian history several hundred years ago to the country's most recent involvement in conflicts
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Second World War
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Battle Of Passchendaele
 British Empire Australia  Canada  India  Newfoundland  New Zealand  South Africa  Southern Rhodesia  United Kingdom France  Belgium  German EmpireCommanders and leaders Douglas Haig Hubert Gough Herbert Plumer François Anthoine Louis Ruquoy Erich Ludendorff Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria Friedrich Sixt von ArminStrength 50 divisions 6 divisions 77–83 divisionsCasualties and losses200,000–448,614 (disputed, see Casualties section) 217,000–410,000 including 24,065 prisoners (disputed, see Casualties section)PasschendaelePasschendaele (Passendale) a Belgian village in the Zonnebeke municipality of West Flanders
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Canada's Hundred Days
Canada’s Hundred Days is the name given to the series of attacks made by the Canadian Corps
Canadian Corps
between 8 August and 11 November 1918, during the Hundred Days Offensive
Hundred Days Offensive
of World War I. Reference to this period as Canada's Hundred Days
Canada's Hundred Days
is due to the substantial role the Canadian Corps
Canadian Corps
of the British First Army
British First Army
played during the offensive. During this time, the Canadian Corps
Canadian Corps
fought in the Battle of Amiens, Second Battle of the Somme, Battle of the Scarpe, Battle of the Canal du Nord, Battle of Cambrai, Battle of the Selle, Battle of Valenciennes
Valenciennes
and finally at Mons, on the final day of combat before the Armistice of 11 November 1918
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Limousine
A limousine (or limo) is a luxury sedan or saloon car driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment. Limousines often have a lengthened wheelbase. Although usually associated with luxury vehicles, the word "Limousine" is also simply a generic term in some non-English-speaking countries for a standard sedan bodystyle. It was originally an enclosed automobile with open driver's seat.[1] It is named after a type of cloak and hood that was worn by the inhabitants of the Limousin
Limousin
region that later resembled the covering of a carriage and much later used to describe an automobile body with a permanent top that extended over the open driver's compartment.[2][3] In modern use, a limousine is a luxury sedan or saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur. The chassis of a limousine may have been extended by the manufacturer or by an independent coachbuilder
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Nazi
National Socialism
Socialism
(German: Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism
Nazism
(/ˈnɑːtsi.ɪzəm, ˈnæt-/),[1] is the ideology and practices associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party
Nazi Party
in Nazi Germany and of other far-right groups with similar aims
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Battle Of The Atlantic
 Germany  Italy (1940–43)Commanders and leaders Martin E. Nasmith (1939–41) Sir Percy Noble (1941–42) Sir Max K. Horton (1943–45) Frederick Bowhill
Frederick Bowhill
(1939–41) Philip de la Ferté (1941–43) Sir John Slessor
John Slessor
(1943–45) Dudley Pound
Dudley Pound
(1939–43) Leonard W. Murray Ernest J. King Royal E
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Dieppe Raid
2nd Infantry
Infantry
Division British Commandos3 Commando 4 Commando 10 Commando 30 Commando 40 Commando Royal Navy 237 ships and landing barges including eight destroyers  Royal Air Force 74 Squadrons~10,500 men, including 50 U.S
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Axis Powers
The Axis powers
Axis powers
(German: Achsenmächte, Italian: Potenze dell'Asse, Japanese: 枢軸国 Sūjikukoku), also known as the Axis and the Rome–Berlin–Tokyo Axis, were the nations that fought in World War II against the Allied forces. The Axis powers
Axis powers
agreed on their opposition to the Allies, but did not completely coordinate their activity. The Axis grew out of the diplomatic efforts of Germany, Italy, and Japan to secure their own specific expansionist interests in the mid-1930s. The first step was the treaty signed by Germany and Italy in October 1936
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Cold War
The Cold War
Cold War
was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
(the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc
Western Bloc
(the United States, its NATO allies and others). Historians do not fully agree on the dates, but a common timeframe is the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine, a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism, was announced, and either 1989, when communism fell in Eastern Europe, or 1991, when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
collapsed
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NATO
"A mind unfettered in deliberation" "L'esprit libre dans la consultation"[2]Formation 4 April 1949; 69 years ago (1949-04-04)Type Military allianceHeadquarters Brussels, BelgiumMembership29 states Albania Belgium Bulgaria Canada Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Turkey United Kingdom United StatesOfficial languageEnglish French[3]Secretary GeneralJens StoltenbergChairman of the NATO
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South African War
African(s) may refer to:Anything from or pertaining to the continent of Africa:People who are native to Africa, descendants of natives of Africa, or individuals who trace their ancestry to indigenous inhabitants of AfricaEthnic groups of Africa African
African
diaspora African
African
cuisine African
African
culture African
African
languages African
African
music African
African
Art African
African
jazz (other)Contents1 Books and radio 2 Music 3 See alsoBooks and radio[edit]The African
African
(essay), a story by French author J. M. G
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NORAD
North American Aerospace Defense Command
Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD, /ˈnɔːræd/), known until March 1981 as the North American Air Defense Command, is a combined organization of the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Northern America.[4] Headquarters for NORAD and the NORAD/United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) center are located at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County, near Colorado
Colorado
Springs, Colorado. The nearby Cheyenne Mountain Complex
Cheyenne Mountain Complex
has the Alternate Command Center
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Berlin Wall
The Berlin
Berlin
Wall (German: Berliner Mauer, pronounced [bɛʁˈliːnɐ ˈmaʊ̯ɐ] ( listen)) was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin
Berlin
from 1961 to 1989.[1] Constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off (by land) West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany
East Germany
and East Berlin
East Berlin
until government officials opened it in November 1989.[2] Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992.[3] The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls,[4] accompanied by a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses
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Lester Pearson
Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson PC OM CC OBE
OBE
(23 April 1897 – 27 December 1972) was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier, prime minister, and diplomat, who won the Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force
United Nations Emergency Force
to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister of Canada
from 22 April 1963 to 20 April 1968, as the head of two back-to-back Liberal minority governments following elections in 1963 and 1965. During Pearson's time as Prime Minister, his Liberal minority governments introduced universal health care, student loans, the Canada Pension Plan, the Order of Canada, and the Maple Leaf flag
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