30 Historic Battles

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that have helped define our identity, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists.

War has not spared this country, as we are reminded every November. Canada's battle scars go back at least three centuries — a history we both mourn and honour. Most importantly, we remember the sacrifices of the men and women whose lives were lost in the service of their nation. With that in mind, here are 30 examples of Canadian courage on the battlefield.