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Sólo las descripciones de nivel superior National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
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Ernest Joseph King fonds

  • CA ON00093 91/431
  • Fondos
  • Microfilmed [199-] (originally created 1918-1955)

Fonds consists of microfilmed records, mostly from the 1940s, dealing with topics such as the development of Allied grand strategy, interservice rivalries, wartime operations planning, the battle for the Atlantic, and the Pacific War. Fonds contains a large amount of correspondence and memoranda; Admiral King's speeches; his personal copies of the minutes of the Combined Chief of Staff meetings, 1941-1945; agenda, minutes and working papers for conferences between King and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; studies of the office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Department; postwar studies of logistics and supply systems; and material on the postwar armed services unification controversy. There are 10 series:
Series I: Correspondence and memoranda, 1918-1955
Series II: [Minutes of military conferences], 1941-1945
Series IV: [Conference notes], 1942-1945
Series V: [Organization of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations], 1941-1947
Series VI: [Organization of the Department of the Navy], 1940-1947
Series VII: [Naval logistics], 1946-1947
Series VIII: [Documents on the unification of the armed forces], 1940-1948
Series IX: [Documents on the B-36 investigation], 1949-1950
Series X: Speeches of Admiral King, 1945-1949
Series XI: Miscellaneous material, 1943-1948

King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956

Chief Air Doctrine and Operations fonds

  • CA ON00093 92/1
  • Fondos
  • 1952-1984

Fonds consists of Chief Air Doctrine and Operations files (1952-1984) on the Distant Early Warning Line. This includes financial files from the offices of Elgin B. Armstrong, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and later Deputy Minister of National Defence, and G.Y. Loughead, Superintendent of Finance and Chairman of the Distant Early Warning Co-ordinating Committee. Fonds also includes administrative files from the Directorate of Air Operations and Training and the Advisory Committee on Northern Development.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Chief Air Doctrine and Operations

Daniel G. Harris fonds

  • CA ON00093 92/155
  • Fondos
  • 1982-1983

Fonds consists of 3 copies of a work by Daniel G. Harris and Philip Chaplin entitled "Attaché in Stockholm: Memoirs of the Second World War." These memoirs were written at the beginning of the 1980's with the purpose of recording the experiences of a British naval attaché in Sweden during the Second World War. This fonds sheds light on the duties of an attaché at this time, as well as diplomacy, espionage and propaganda in a neutral capital in the Second World War. Also includes 2 files re an interview between Daniel G. Harris and Philip Chaplin in 1982, and copies of various chapters on naval subjects, as well as a letter written to Harris from Patrick Beesly and Beesly's foreword to Harris and Chaplin's work.

Harris, Daniel G.

Canadian Army Historical Section fonds

  • CA ON00093 92/252; 2010/8
  • Fondos
  • 1733-1972

Fonds consists of the sketch histories of the infantry, armoured and artillery units of the Canadian Army. Also includes administrative directives on diverse subjects of interest to the army. There are also various lists of files and documents either retained or destroyed in the Historical Section, and the preliminary narratives of official histories of the Canadian Army. Fonds is comprised of the following series:
I. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army
II. Subject files
III. Kardex files
IV. General documents
V. Administrative files
VI. Preliminary narratives
VII. Biographies of military personnel
VIII. Canadian Army Orders (2010/8)

Canada. Canadian Army. Historical Section

Sir Reginald Drax fonds

  • CA ON00093 94/178
  • Fondos
  • Photocopied [199-] (originally created 1910)

Fonds consists of material dealing mainly with Imperial defence and self-governing dominions. Includes an article about Canadian naval contribution in 1910, notes on the Colonial Defence Committee declaration of 1910, and correspondence about the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Navy Bill in 1910.

Drax, Reginald, Sir

Juergen Rohwer fonds

  • CA ON00093 94/244
  • Fondos
  • 1962-1969

Fonds consists of correspondence between Dr. Juergen Rohwer and the Directorate of History during the period 1962-1969. Much of the correspondence was with E.C. Russell, a Canadian naval historian. At the time of the correspondence Rohwer was the Director of the Library of Contemporary History at Stuttgart University in West Germany. Subjects covered include: the performance of the German acoustic torpedo the "Gnat"; the sinkings of U-boats by Canadian ships; and the sinking of Canadian ships by U-boats. Also includes memoranda.

Rohwer, Juergen

William Sowden Sims fonds

  • CA ON00093 94/254
  • Fondos
  • Photocopied 1994 (originally created 1917-1918)

Fonds consists of the photocopies of the Library of Congress' 30-page finding aid to the William Sowden Sims' papers, and correspondence dating from Sims' time as Commander U.S. Naval Forces in Europe during the First World War. The major topics include anti-submarine warfare, Atlantic escort problems, the United States destroyer construction programme, and British-American relations in military, especially naval, matters. Includes personal, general, and special correspondences.

Sims, William Sowden, 1858-1935

Chief of the Defence Staff fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/138; 72/238; 96/55
  • Fondos
  • 1970-2001

Fonds consist of National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) action directives (1994 - ) and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) situation reports (sitreps) (1995 - ). The directives emanate from the CDS, began in 1973, and are issued irregularly as the need arises. The situation reports are used to provide information on the major objectives of the Dept. of National Defence and are released on an interim basis. They cover a wide variety of topics relating directly to Canadian Forces personnel as well as planning and policy. Also includes two visitor registers signed by various military commanders from different countries (or from international organizations) on the occasion of their visit to Canada between 1990-2001. In addition, there is a Canadian Forces Manual of Individual Training, Volume 1, General, Part Two, Description. Various training topics are covered for individuals enlisted in Canadian Forces such as computer-assisted learning, management techniques and statistical reporting procedures. Assessment guidelines and factors affecting the learning environment of the trainee are also discussed. Also includes a file regarding the review of Canada-United States nuclear related agreements during 1985-1986. There are also summary records of discussion for the Armed Forces Council (1976-1980) and the Commanders’ Conferences (1970-1975), as well as a CDS directive regarding the 1972/73 Force structure and planned changes [filed under 72/238]. Also includes a file of miscellaneous documents entitled “CDS Operational Directive to Commanders 1976/77”.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Chief of the Defence Staff

Bill McAndrew, Donald E. Graves and Michael J. Whitby collection

  • CA ON00093 95/3; 2012/12
  • Colección
  • 1994

Fonds consists of material related to the published work "Normandy 1944. The Canadian Summer." Includes the English manuscript, the first and second French translations, the illustrations with some French captions, a mockup of the final book, in English, and several maps. Also includes a map (2012/12) of the first day of the invasion of Normandy with an overlay containing information regarding the Allied advance at Sword, Gold, and Juno Beaches as well as the German defence.

McAndrew, Bill, 1934-

Royal 22e Régiment, 1er Bataillon fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/36
  • Fondos
  • 1992

Fonds consists of copies of newsletters and bimonthly reports produced by 1R22eR Battle Group and the rear parties of 4 Combat Engineer Regiment and 3RCR, during the deployment of those units to the former Yugoslavia for Operation Harmony.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Royal 22e Régiment, Bataillon. 1er

Burrard Dry Dock Company Ltd fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/42
  • Fondos
  • 1944

Fonds consists of a report discussing the difficulties encountered in setting up facilities and carrying out conversions on "SMITER" Class ships given by the Americans to the British during the Second World War. It also includes a list of Department heads and foremen who worked on this project and a list of ships with dates of arrival and departure.

Burrard Dry Dock Company

Defence 2000 Committee fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/58
  • Fondos
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings from 1993 to 1994. Also includes the newsletter "Defence 2000 News" for September 1995.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Defence 2000 Committee

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 3rd Regiment fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/18
  • Fondos
  • 1954-1977

Fonds consists mainly of Annual Artillery Conference Documents (1961-1973), Force Mobile Command papers on various operations (1962-1974), and various Royal Canadian School of Artillery Precis on missile systems (1961-1964). Also includes Canadian Army Operational Research Establishment reports (1962-1964), Allied Command Europe Mobile Forces Operating Procedures (1964-1972) and papers on combat development (1961-1962), Soviet ground forces (1966-1973), and emergency operations (1954-1966).

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Regiment, 3rd

Saskatchewan Area Headquarters fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/25
  • Fondos
  • 1949-1964

Fonds consists of eleven files documenting the organization and mobilization planning, as well as outline plans and the planning operations and readiness for the Canadian Army Saskatchewan Area between 1950 and 1964. Also includes notices from Army Headquarters, Prairie Command, Winnipeg for 1950-1958. Includes messages, correspondence, minutes to meetings, memoranda, reports, drafts and other documents.

Canada. Canadian Army. Saskatchewan Area. Headquarters

Honours and Awards collection

  • CA ON00093 96/47
  • Fondos
  • 1927-1965, predominant 1942-1953

Collection consists mainly of award citations and award recommendations. Also includes birthday lists, New Years lists, general correspondence, nominal rolls, biographical questionnaires and minutes of meetings of the Honours and Awards Board. While the scope is extensive, it is incomplete.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Directorate of History

Chief Advisor Operational Research fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/51
  • Fondos
  • 1939-1945

Fonds consists of material pertaining to anti-submarine warfare operations research. Operational research involves the study of strategic, tactical, or logistic processes with the aim of providing a better basis for decisions on the employment of men and equipment.The documents were generated from three main sources: the Chief Advisor Operational Research (a British body), the Department of Naval Operational Research (a British body), and the Directorate of Operational Research (a Canadian body). In addition, some documents were produced in collaboration with the Anti-submarine Warfare Operational Research Group (an American body). Includes reports, memoranda, notes and other documents.

Great Britain. Admiralty. Chief Advisor Operational Research

T.M. Hunter fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/53
  • Fondos
  • 1947-1958

Fonds consists of a diary detailing T.M. Hunter's duties and activities as Canadian Army Historical Liaison Officer while in Englsnd during 1947 to 1950. Includes a newspaper clippings file (1947-1958) containing a selection of clippings on a wide variety of topics including: current events (foreign and Canadian), book reviews, Canadian militay history, honours and awards, British history, world history and projected Directorate of History publishing projects. Also includes research notebooks on 21 Army Group and pre-invasion planning), a date book, miscellaneous papers presented at Canadian Historical Association 1962 Annual Meeting, and miscellaneous articles and drafts.

Hunter, T.M. (T. Murray)

Director General Public Affairs fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/1
  • Fondos
  • 1994-2003

Fonds consists of six files containing documents released to the media by the Director General Public Affairs on 17 January 1997 regarding the investigations into misconduct and poor performance by members of the unit of CANBAT 2 at Bakovici Hospital in Bosnia and Hercegovina and the mistreatment of Capt. Sandra Perron, Canada's first female infantry officer. Fonds also contains news clippings from Canadian, American and French newspapers describing the opening of the Juno Beach Centre in Normany, France; the burial service for the remains of three unknown Canadian soldiers found near the Passchendarle New British Cemetery in Belgium; and the ceremonies held to mark the 60th Anniversary of Dieppe. There is also a nine minute video cassette titled, "On Patrol for Canada - The Halifax Class Frigates" which introduces the Halifax Class of the Canadian Patrol Frigates.
There are three series:
I. Media Release Package
II. Newspaper Clippings
III. Video Cassette

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director General Public Affairs

Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada) fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/18
  • Fondos
  • 1962-1967

Fonds consists of documents regarding the FHE-400 Hydrofoil project. Includes 5 volumes of "Engineering Design Study of Fighting Equipment for Royal Canadian Navy FHE-400 Hydrofoil". (Vol. 1 - Summary, vol. 2 - Overall System Analysis, vol. 3 - Sub-System Analysis, vol. 4 - Specifications, vol. 5 - Drawings.) Also includes design reports for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), progress reports and technical memorandum from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), project evaluation reports, ship control work study, volumes 1 and 2 of design study for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) hydrofoil, and technical drawings.

Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada)

Restructuring Control Group fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/2
  • Fondos
  • 1971-1973, predominant 1972

Fonds consists of material relating to the restructuring of the Dept. of National Defence Headquarters in the early 1970s. Includes plans, memoranda, letters, programs, submissions, job descriptions, implementation plans and annexes, briefs, policies, organizational charts, guidelines and articles.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Restructuring Control Group

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