Army Headquarters (AHQ) Reports, 1948-1959

The AHQ Reports, compiled by the staff of the General Staff Historical Section from 1948-1959, were the successors to the Canadian Military Headquarters (CMHQ) Reports once Col C.P. Stacey and his staff returned to Canada from London, England (1947-1948).

Some are refinements of original CMHQ reports, based on additional documentation acquired both during and after the Second World War; others deal with entirely new material not covered by the CMHQs.

All were used by the narrative writers whose work was the basis for the official histories written by Col Stacey and LCol G.W.L. Nicholson.

The AHQ Reports below have been declassified and are being made available electronically over time. All hard copies are available for viewing at the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). Historical documents in their own right, these reports are available only in English.

The following historical documents are from the period prior to 1969 and/or are presented in their original language only, with permission from Director Official Languages (DOL).

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Fixed Coast Artillery Defences on the Pacific Coast 8 May 1944  1 
The Anti-Aircraft Defences of the Pacific Coast 21 Sep 1944  2 
The Employment of Infantry in the Pacific Coast Defences 1 Jun 1944  3 
Anti-Aircraft Defences of the Atlantic Coast 19 Feb 1945  4 
The 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion 22 Feb 1946  5 
The Canadian Participation in the Kiska Operation 16 Oct 1944  6 
The 6th Canadian Division 25 Sep 1946  7 
The 7th Canadian Division 9 Jan 1948  8 
Supplementary Report on Canadian Participation in Civil Affairs 8 Oct 1946  9 
Operation “Jubilee”: The Raid on Dieppe, 19 Aug 42 (Info from German War Diaries) 5 Dec 1946  10 
The 8th Canadian Division, 1942-43 9 Jan 1948  11 
The personal experiences of a Canadian Civil Affairs Officer in France and Belgium Jun 44 - Mar 45 5 Dec 1946  12 
The personal experiences of a Canadian Civil Affairs Officer in Germany Mar 45 – Apr 46 1 Dec 1946  13 
The Sicilian Campaign, Jul – Aug 1943: Information from German sources 15 Apr 1947  14 
The Canadian Women’s Army Corps, 1941-1946 1 May 1947  15 
The Canadian Army Pacific Force 1944-45 15 Jul 1947  16 
The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in the Low Countries and in Germany Final Operations: 2 Jan – 18 Feb and 24 Mar – 5 May 45 27 Oct 1947  17 
The Campaign in Southern Italy (Sep – Dec 43): Information from German Military Documents 1 Nov 1947  18 
Operation “Plunder”: The Canadian Participation in the assault across the Rhino and the expansion of the Bridgehead by 2 Canadian Corps 23/24 Mar – 1 Apr 45 26 Jun 1948  19 
The Italian Campaign (4 Jan – 4 Jun 44) Information from German sources. 19 Jul 1948  20 
The Development of Allied Grand Strategy in the Second World War (with special reference to the defeat of Germany) 7 Jul 1948  21 
The Reorganization of the Canadian Militia, 1919-1920 31 Jan 1949  22 
Return and Leave to Canada for personnel of the Canadian Army Overseas 15 Aug 1949  23 
The Italian Campaign (From the fall of Rome to the evacuation of Florence) 4 Jun – 10 Aug 44. Information from German Sources 31 Mar 1949  24 
Operations of 1 Canadian Corps (22 Sep 44 to 28 Oct 44) From Marocchia to the Ronco 16 Jun 1949  25 
The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in France 6 Jun – 6 Sep 44 23 Aug 1949  26 
The Italian Campaign: 11 Aug – 28 Oct 44 27 Sep 1949  27 
The Japanese Balloon enterprise against North America 15 Oct 1949  28 
Canadian Public Opinion on the Employment of the Army 1939-45 26 Oct 1949  29 
Army participation in Measures taken by the three services for the security of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the lower river during the period of German submarine activity, 1942-45 18 Nov 1949  30 
Operations of 1st Canadian Corps – 28 Oct 44 to 27 Feb 45: The capture of Ravenna, the advance of the Seine, and the winter line 10 Dec 1949  31 
The concluding phase of operations by the 1st Canadian Army 2 Apr to 5 May 45 10 Dec 1949  32 
“Z” Force in Iceland: An Account of the despatch of Canadian troops to Iceland and their subsequent operations there 16 Dec 1949  33 
Canadian-American Cooperation in the Defence of Sault Ste. Marie, 1941-1944 24 Jan 1950  34 
Allied Forces in Canada, 1940-1943 20 Mar 1950  35 
The development of the German defences in the Dieppe sector 31 Mar 1950  36 
The Policy Governing the Finding and Selecting of Officers for the CASF 28 Jun 1950  37 
Tank production in Canada 27 Jul 1950  38 
Operations of 1st Canadian Corps in North-West Europe, 15 Mar – 5 May 45 17 Oct 1950  39 
The Campaign in North-West Europe: Information from German Sources – Part 1: German defence preparations in the West 30 Apr 1951  40 
The German Defences in the Courseulles – St. Aubin Area of the Normandy Coast 20 Jul 1951  41 
Preliminary planning for operation “Overlord” 5 Mar 1952  42 
Report on training of the 4th and 5th Canadian Armed Divisions in U.K. from Oct 41 to Jul 44 6 Sep 1951  43 
The announcement of Canadian participation in operation “Husky” 26 Sep 1951  44 
Civil Affairs in the Mediterranean, Jul 43 to May 45 21 Nov 1951  45 
Operations by Canadian Railway Troops during the Second World War, 1939-1945 31 Mar 1952  46 
The History of Bands in the Canadian Army 6 Feb 1952  47 
Canada and the Higher Direction of the Second World War 5 Mar 1952  48 
Organization of the Department of National Defence (Army) 1939-1945 18 Sep 1953  49 
The Campaign in North-West Europe: Information from German Sources – Part II; Invasion and Battle of Normandy (6 Jun – 22 Aug 44) 14 Oct 1952  50 
The 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group Feb 1951 – May 1952 6 May 1952  51 
Canadian Policy on the Employment of Canadian Military Forces in Wartime, 1899-1945 11 Jun 1952  52 
Canadian Organization in Theatres of Operations, 1939-1945 11 Jun 1952  53 
Canadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 1944: Part 1: The assault and subsequent operations of 3 Canadian Inf Div and 2 Canadian Armd Bde 16-30 Jun 44 30 Jun 1952  54 
1st Canadian Armd Bde in Italy, 5 Jan –11 May 44 21 Oct 1952  55 
The German Surrender, May 1945 18 Nov 1952  56 
A Summary of Major Changes in Army Organization 1939-1945 22 Dec 1952  57 
Canadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 1944: Part II – Canadian Operations in July 15 Feb 1953  58 
Food Complaints and Cook’s Training Canadian Army Overseas, 1939-1945 21 Mar 1953  59 
Movement and Operations of 11th Canadian Inf Bde Gp, Italy 9 Apr – 5 May 44 1 Apr 1953  60 
Policy and Organization for Scientific Research and Technical Development in the Canadian Army 1939-1945 28 Apr 1953  61 
Canadian Participation in the Korean War, Part 1: 25 Jun 50 – 31 Mar 52 21 May 1953  62 
Manpower problems of the Canadian Army during the Second World War 17 Aug 1953  63 
The Reorganization of the Canadian Militia, 1936 20 Aug 1953  64 
Canadian Participation in the Operation in North-West Europe, Part III: Canadian operations 1-23 Aug 44 23 Dec 1953  65 
Training of 1st Canadian Army (Less 3rd Cdn Inf Div & 2nd Cdn Armd Bde), Dec 43 – May 44 12 Jan 1954  66 
Manpower problems of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War 15 Jan 1954  67 
“Manpower” problems of Women’s services during the Second World War 17 Jun 1954  68 
The Campaign in Northwest Europe – Information from German Sources. Part III: German defence operations in the sphere on 1st Canadian Army (23 Aug – 8 Nov 44) 9 Jul 1954  69 
The Canadian-American Permanent Joint Board on Defence, 1940-1945 24 Jun 1954  70 
Manpower problems of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, 1939-1945 20 Jul 1954  71 
Canadian participation in the Korean War, Part II: 1 Apr 52 – 31 Jul 53 7 Jan 1955  72 
A Survey of Army Research and Development 1939-45 14 Feb 1955  73 
Offensive Air Support of First Canadian Army during operations in North-West Europe 5 Jul 1955  74 
Military Cooperation within the Commonwealth, 1939-45 13 Nov 1956  75 
The Equipment of Canada’s Armed Forces during the Second World War, Problems in procurement and assignment 1 Feb 1958  76 
The Campaign in North-West Europe, information from German sources. Part IV: Higher Direction of operations from Falaise Debacle to Ardennes offensive (20 Aug – 16 Dec 44) 30 Sep 1957  77 
Some impressions of U.N.E.F. 1957-1958 2 Jan 1959  78 
Saint Pierre et Miquelen during the Second World War 30 Jan 1959  79 
Proposed despatch of a Canadian Force to the Falkland Islands, 1942 6 Feb 1959  80 
Problems affecting French speaking representation in the Post War Canadian Army 20 Feb 1959  81 
Operations in Northern Russia, 1918-1919 20 Oct 1959  82 
Allied Intervention in Siberia, 1918-1919 20 Oct 1959  83 
Canadians in Mesopotamia, 1918-1919 20 Oct 1959  84 
Operations in Palestine, 1918-1919 20 Oct 1959  85 
The Eastern Mediterranean Theatre, 1915-1917 20 Oct 1959  86 
Canadian Forces in Bermuda and St. Lucia, 1914-1919 20 Oct 1959  87 
Canadian participation in Allied operations, Murman, 1918-1919 1 Jan 1960  88 
The Royal Canadian Engineers in Germany, 1945-1958 3 Jun 1959  89 
Canada’s Post War Defence Policy, 1945-1950 1 Mar 1961  90 
Some Aspects of Disciplinary Policy in the Canadian Service, 1914-1946 15 Jul 1960  91 
The Canadian Rangers 1 Dec 1960  92 
Canadian Army 1950-55 Defence Policy 1 Jun 1961  93 
Canadian participation in UNEF 1 Jun 1961  94 
Historical activities in the Canadian Army 21 May 1962  95 
The Canadian Army’s Role in Survival Operations 29 Oct 1962  96 
A Study on Demobilization and Rehabilitation, World War II 31 May 1960  97 
Command OMFC in UK, 1914-1918  98 
Origins of the First World War  99 
The Military Policies of Canada – Reaction to the South African War 17 Apr 1964  100 
Exercise Snow Goose, Cyprus 4 May 1964  101 
The Canadian Militia, 1867-1900 - Part I -III;  102