The term "D-Day Dodgers" was coined by Lady Astor, a generally disliked socialite and Member of Parliament, in reference to the troops fighting in the Italian campaign. Despite the negative ring to the name "D-Day Dodgers", the men fought a long arduous campaign to free Italy, enduring up to twice as many casualties in taking the island of Sicily as those that fell on the beaches of Normandy. Not ones to turn the other cheek when slandered, the D-Day Dodgers responded to Lady Astor's remarks through a song which you can listen to through the link below.
Atrium Exhibit: May 27 - June 9, 2019
Opening event Friday May 31, 2019, Doors open 6pm.
Please join us on May 31, for our newest exhibit in The Military Museums' atrium, featuring the "D-Day Dodgers" of the Second World War.
The opening night will feature:
- The Calgary Crescendo Choir
- The Prairie Motor Brigade
- Speaker Presentations
- The King's Own Calgary Regimental Band
Please note a ticket is required to attend this event. The tickets are Free. Please click the Eventbrite link below to reserve your ticket.
The Calgary Amateur Radio Association (CARA) will be hosting their annual Calgary Field Day on Sat June 22, 2019 at TMM. The event will start at 7:00am Saturday morning. The long distance Field Day Station VE6NQ will be on the air from noon Saturday for 24 hours.
Hope to see you there!
The Founders’ Gallery is dedicated to the exploration of human conflict worldwide through projects by local, international, historic, and contemporary artists that challenge viewers’ knowledge of and interaction with war.
The Military Museums annual lecture series is held Thursday evenings at The Military Museum from September until May.
Showcase for selected exhibits at The Military Museums.
Remembrance Day commemorations every November 11th.
A weekend of Viking raids, medieval duels and gladiatorial combat at the annual TMM Summer Skirmish.
Join Us for Family Day at The Military Museums.