Canadian War Museum

Continuing our monthly World War focus, we explore Canada’s rich military history with images from the Canadian War Musuem, all available for licensing in the Bridgeman archive.

With 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in WW2, as well as the upcoming centenary of WW1, we take a look at one of the beautiful and poignant collections of war time art in the archive.


A place of reflection

As one of Canada’s most visited museums, The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, holds over 13,000 pieces of fine art in its permanent collection, as well as a vast collection of over 500,000 military artifacts and imagery.  

The images available in this collection reflect the “Canadian experience” of wars throughout history, including Canada’s contributions to WW1 and WW2, and the invaluable support of the Canadian military during the D-Day landings in 1944.

The museum recently re-housed its collection in an architecturally inspiring new building and aims to “inform Canadians about their military heritage, preserve artifacts of national significance, and encourage reflection on the service and sacrifice of our veterans.”

Canadian Sentry, Moonlight, Neuville-Vitesse / Alfred Bastien / © Canadian War Museum / Bridgeman Images
anteen, Nijmegen, Holland, 1945 / Molly Bobak / © Canadian War Museum / Bridgeman Images


A growing collection

Just as the museum develops and expands its collections, the Bridgeman archive is constantly being updated with new images available for licensing.

If you are working on a specific project and can’t see what you are looking for, Merge Rightcontact us and we will be happy to assist in sourcing images in our extensive offline archive.


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Find out more

Other collections represented by Bridgeman for licensing include the National Army Museum and Imperial War Museum in London and Peter Newark Military Pictures. Photographs, paintings, maps, portraits, drawings and archive footage can all be sourced. 

For a more indepth search please visit our browse category for World War I and World War II.

Looking into the blue / Frank Johnston / © Canadian War Museum / Bridgeman Images




The 1943 Quebec Conference / Hubert Rogers / © Canadian War Museum / Bridgeman Images


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