Canada's military contributions have spanned across two world wars, the Korean War, the Gulf War and a long engagement in Afghanistan. The First World War demonstrated the horrors and losses associated with war — it also exemplified the importance of community and the hope of rebirth felt by Canadians across the nation. Canada's involvement in the Second World War showed the resiliency of its troops, including all of the incredible women and indigenous peoples who offered their knowledge and services to the war effort. Since then, Canadian forces have repeatedly and voluntarily stepped into the roles of soldier, peacekeeper and diplomat (sometimes wearing several hats at the same time.)
From the origins of the poppy and Remembrance Day to the importance of Canada's Nursing Sisters and code talkers, this quiz will test your knowledge of wartime trivia throughout the last century. Focusing on significant battles, awards and honours, heroic endeavours and special operations, you may need to go back to your history textbooks to get through these questions. Then again, if you're a Canadian military buff, you might not! Either way, you'll enjoy learning about the immense contributions (and mistakes) made by Canada's ground forces, air force and navy.
Remembrance Day is all about honouring the hard work and sacrifice done by our troops. Let's put your knowledge to the test and see what you can remember as you work through these questions!