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
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)
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
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