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Black Canadians have a long and honourable tradition of patriotism, sacrifice and heroism in the British and Canadian Armed Forces. From the American Revolution (1775-83) to the Korean War (1950-53), Blacks fought, bled and died on behalf of Empire, King and Country.

The Black Battalion: 1916-1920 Canada’s Best Kept Military Secret
Calvin W. Ruck, Nimbus Publishing Limited, 1987, p. 1.
Early Period
World War I
World War II (Includes a Tribute to Veterans)
Korean and Vietnam Wars
Military Profiles
Click here to view a video clip of Elise Harding-Davis, Curator of The North American Black Historical Museum, discussing African Canadian military history.

The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.


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