Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications > Weapons > Land-based Weaponry and Vehicles
Listing of films from the National Film Board. Snowmobiles, trucks and track vehicles are the major modes of transport used by Canadian land forces. On this site are found films on the background of these means of transportation and instructions on their operation.
National Film Board of Canada
Built in 1898-1900 to protect the entrance to the Royal Navy (and later the Royal Canadian Navy) base on the Pacific, the battery has been restored to its appearance during the Second World War 1939-45. (Parks Canada)
The tank was a technical marvel of war and an antidote to the rule of the machine gun. The tank was able to penetrate any defensive position and was employed in ever increasing numbers.
The 12-pounder breech-loading gun that equipped the Brigade Division, Royal Canadian Field Artillery in South Africa replaced the 9-pounder rifled muzzle loading guns that had equipped Canada's field artillery units since the 1870s.
Canadian War Museum
These Canadian APCs seen at the Sarajevo airport are serving with the United Nations in Bosnia during the 1993 siege of the city. (Canadian Department of National Defence, 93-5381)
An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "Derelict Sherman Tank Beside the Berardi Road," created by Charles Fraser Comfort.
The First Canadian army Tank Brigade, commanded by Brigadier F.F. Worthington, arrived in the United Kingdom at the end of June 1941. Major Stacey paid a visit to this unit two months after its arrival in England. He made note of what battalions made up this group as well as their training and equipment.
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This anti-aircraft gun is set up above Juno Beach, Normandy, in June 1944. The star was used to mark Allied equipment, particularly for recognition from the air. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1082)
The legacy of the Canadian experience with machine guns in South Africa was that the Canadian Expeditionary Force went to war in 1914 armed with the Colt machine gun.
Leliefontein was the most desperate situation faced by Canadians during the South African War. In the morning of November 6, 1900, British and Canadian troops dispersed a large Boer commando across the Komati River. Later, British troops retreated to Belfast while the Royal Canadian Dragoons covered their rearguard. The Boers used the British retreat as an opportunity to launch strong attacks against the Canadian Line.