We want to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! The past few years have been very tough, and we want thank you sincerely for your support. It is really appreciated. There is no doubt there are many of us still having difficulties and who are still hurting. Please support your neighbours and small businesses. Together we can prosper.

Norm’s History Events: There is no History Event in December, but they will resume starting January 28, 2024 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Manotick Legion. Terry Hunter will present “The Khaki University”. Norm will talk on “Masters of War”; The development of the Canadian Corps, 1914-18 from Colonial Bumkins to the most efficient Corps on the Western Front; who made this development happen and why were they forgotten?” Plus much, much more.


Tour Dates: We are planning a Great War Tour May 14 to 20, 2024 and would like to see how many people are interested (even tentatively) in participating. The Tour would start in Arras and there will be three (3) nights in Ypres and four (4) in Arras. The Battlefields visited will be; Second Ypres, Mount Sorrel, The Somme, Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras and Cambrai plus Special Requests (wherever possible). If you are interested please email us directly at Price to be determined.

Battlefields / CEF Books, TV Shows and Documentaries

Norm Christie is the author of the For King & Empire book series and host of History Television’s critically acclaimed six part series, For King and Empire, For King And Country, and Battlefield Mysteries, including a two-hour History Television special on Canada’s Lost Battlefields, and another on the Secret Liberators, and the newly released Great War Tour.

First / Second World War TV Series DVDs

Order exclusive Norm Christie DVDs, including the television series Battlefield Mysteries, For King And Empire, and For King And Country

First and Second World War Books

Wide selection of Norm Christie titles, memoires and first-hand accounts of First and Second World War experiences by the people who were there.

First and Second World War Tours

Find out about opportunities available to you to tour the First and Second World War battlefields and other significant locations with Norm Christie

“In the Access to History series I’ve found battles and their consequences presented in brief, crisp narratives, supplemented by readable maps and apt quotes of participants, better than I once thought possible.”


Doug Fisher, Legion Magazine
Return to the Canadian battlefields of the First and Second World Wars, either in person or through the many DVDs and books, with renowned military historian Norm Christie as he travels to battlefields, monuments and cemeteries throughout Europe.


Included in all of Norm Christie’s DVDs are interviews and personal accounts as seen by the Canadians who were there, and who remembered and documented their experiences.

Jim Moffet

427 Lancaster Bomber Squadron

Timmins, Ontario

Striking Back

Al Sirois

SOE Agent

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Secret Liberators
Have a history question? Send it to Norm!

Norm Christie

Military Historian

Norm spent six years with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in England (1990-1993) and in France (1993-1996), including three years as Chief Records Officer.

A metallurgical engineer by trade, Christie has combined his varied background and 20 years of research to produce a unique view into the First World War. Since 1996 he has written 17 books on the Canadian Military History experience in two World Wars.

Norm Christie will be attending or speaking at a number of events throughout the year and is always happy to answer questions on the history of Canadians in the two World Wars, and will also have a full range of books and DVDS available. Check to see if there are any military shows or events scheduled.

Read more about this campaign in media;

National Post
Calgary Sun
Leader Post

Other interesting news;
Solving the mystery of Rudyard Kipling’s son

The Great War Tour documentary trailer

1992 Jack Kipling Identification

The Jack Kipling identification has been getting a lot of coverage lately. It appears that after only 24 years, the doubters have conceded that the original report from 1992 was, in fact, correct. For those who don’t know, I wrote that report when Record Officer of the CWGC in Maidenhead, England. For YOUR EYES ONLY the report is in this email. It’s odd but I am not mentioned in any of these articles, and no one bothered to contact me (very odd). My feelings are very hurt. If you have any questions please contact me.

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