Terry Copp

Canadian Military Historian


This site chronicles the fifty year long career of Terry Copp, one of Canada’s foremost military historians. The author and co-author of over twenty published books and of numerous scholarly articles on the operations and experience of the Canadian military during the World Wars, Terry is a leading scholar of Canada’s military role in World War II and an influential advocate for military history in both military and civilian education. Terry’s influential writings on the Canadian battles in Northwest Europe has created a lasting legacy through the creation of battlefield memorials, the upsurge of student and teacher battlefield tours and the publication of battlefields guides, designed to help visitors to properly navigate important sites of Canadian history.

As a beloved and charismatic professor at Loyola College (1964-1970), Sir George Williams University (1970-1975) and Wilfrid Laurier University (1975-2017), Terry has mentored and earned the admiration of thousands of students over the course of his career.

Terry is also the founder and Director Emeritus of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), a research affiliate of Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information on LCMSDS, click the logo below: