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


Military and related subjects

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 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:

Relative ranks, Royal Navy and Army - Admiralty, 1747.
The Defence of Canada In the Light of Canadian History - by Christpher West (1914); Canadian thinking on militarism.

Sir Sam Hughes

Sir Sam Hughes : his public career, 1892 - 1916 R.G. Haycock (PhD thesis), 1976
Sam Hughes Files - Various Alan R. Capon fonds

This is currently (February 2021) a work in progess, to rationalise, facilitate and expand our existing page at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages 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.