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we remember...

Model maker Barry Getschel shares the inspiration and techniques behind his large collection of Second World War dioramas and models. The collection will be on exhibit at Strathma in early 2021.

Strathma's Education Team show you how to make your own poppy for Remembrance Day.

Strathcona County Honour Roll

Boer War

1899 - 1902

South African War,  between Great Britain and the two Boer republics, the South African Republic  and the Orange Free State.


World War I

1914 - 1918

Also called the Great War, World War I embroiled most of Europe, Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions. The war pitted the Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire (Turkey) against the Allies France, Great Britain*, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the United States (as of1917). It ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. 

*Colonies and dominions Like Canada and Australia joined the war to support their ruling countries, such as Great Britain.


Canada and World War I


By the Numbers:

The population of Canada (1914): 7.8 Million

Canadians who served: 625 825 (8% of the population)

Canadian Casualties (from military action):

    Deaths: 61 000

    Wounded: 172 000

World War II

1939 - 1945

The principal combatants were the Axis powers Germany, Italy, and Japan; and the Allies France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. The war was in respect, a reaction to disputes left unsettled at the end of World War I. The over 40,000,000 deaths incurred in World War II make it the deadliest war in history.


Canada and World War II


Population of Canada (1939): 11.2 Million

Canadians who Served: 1.1 Million (9.8% of the population)

Canadian Casualties: 

Deaths: 42 000

          Canadian Army: 22 900

          Royal Canadian Air Force: 17 100

          Royal Canadian Navy: 2 000

     Wounded: 54 400

     Taken Prisoner: 9 000 

Afghanistan Conflict

2001 - 2014

This conflict was Canada’s longest war and a direct response to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. Canada joined an international coalition to abolish the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban regime that sheltered it in Afghanistan.


Canada and Afghanistan Conflict


Canadians who Served: Over 40,000

Canadian Casualties: 

Deaths: 158


Peacetime Soldiers

Remembered with honour as Service Members that have fallen while on duty during peacetime.

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