Highlights/army

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Remembrance Week: Frontline war surgeon

Andrew Beckett, joined the military as a high school dropout, He has since gone on to become a trauma surgeon and authority on trauma techniques. His skills and lessons learned at front line battlefield hospitals are helping to improve emergency» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

(book) Capturing Hill 70-Major First World War victory forgotten.

In 1917, a normally unimpressive bump in the landscape in northern France near the then coal mining centre of Lens was known to the Allies as Hill 70. It became however a vicious battle for the Canadian troops assigned to» 

Society

History: April 15, 1945- British-Canadian Liberation of Bergen-Belson death camp

Located in north Germany about half way between the port city of Hamburg, and Hanover, in April 1945, the huge Bergen-Belson concentration camp was in the middle of the war zone. Following several days of negotiations between the Allies and» 

International, Politics, Society

No end in sight to battle against ISIS

Whether you call is ISIS, ISIL, or DAESH, Canada’s top military officer says the battle isn’t over, and the end is not in sight. Gen. Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence Staff, spoke this week in an interview on the CBC» 

Society

History: Oct.13, 1970-How far would you go? Just watch me.

“Just watch me” have become three of the most famous words in Canadian political history.  Uttered by Canada’s then Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, it also marked the beginning of the end of the biggest terrorist crisis in the country’s» 

Rebroadcast: Cross-Canada ride for veterans and awareness.

For a former Canadian soldier, for Paul Nichols it was a bit difficult to transition from the order and discipline of military life, back to life as a civilian, let alone forget the adrenalin, danger and fears of active combat.» 

International, Politics, Society

May 5-Holland remembers: Canada and their liberation

Today, May 5th, marks the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. Canadian veteran today from the CBC live feed at the liberation of Holland ceremonies about a restored WWII vehicle from Keep them Rolling © CBC BGen E. Beno (ret’d)» 

International, Society

History: April 24-25 1951: Canadians stem the tide in Korea

As they had so often in the two world wars. outnumbered Canadian troops in Korea once again held their ground against the enemy. Some 40 kilometres north of the Republic of Korea capital, Seoul, and within sight of the town» 

International, Society

Victory: The first overseas military action of young Canada

February 27, 1900. In the 1800’s European nations were eagerly building colonial empires in Africa. In the 1880’s, British expansion came into conflict with German expansion, and the long-time Dutch farmers “Boers”. Both the Boers and British also came into» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian researcher discovers Roman history hiding in plain sight

The impressive Trajan’s Column  has stood for almost 2,000 years in the centre of Rome. The column at 30 metres tall, has a helical frieze of 195 metres in length winding its way up the column.  For hundreds of years»