Mapping military missions

Six decades of the Canadian Forces operations set to music.

The Globe and Mail has taken the Canadian Forces database of operations since 1945 and produced an animated video accompanied by the haunting sounds of a piano. Each region of the world makes up a musical note, so the missions literally make up the song. While its not the most comprehensive presentation of the data, it is a clever way to exhibit the 280 humanitarian aid or military action missions between 1945 and 2007, as the music’s tempo speeds up or slows down.