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International, Politics, Society

Canada’s biggest battle since WWII and Korea

It was in Afghanistan in 2006,  (video interview below) A new book by Major-General David Fraser talks of that battle in his book , Operation Medusa Canadians were sent to Afghanistan to help rebuild the country and wrest it away» 

International, Society

Remembrance Week: 100th anniversary ceremonies Passchendaele

Ceremonies in Belgium mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele Hell. It’s the word most often used to describe the Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, in an already hellish war. Canadians took Passchendaele ridge» 

International, Society

Hero’s medals for sale: Maj D V Currie’s Victoria Cross

It is the stuff of blockbusters, and should be an heroic and dramatic action-packed feature film, of an that surely shortened the war. But, in typical Canadian fashion almost no-one knows about it. During WWII, a small Canadian force of» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian military helps fight Daesh in remaining stronghold

It is believed there are up to 2,000 Daesh (ISIS)  holed up in the northern Iraqi city Hawija,one of their last strongholds which they have held since 2014. A battle for the city of about 150,000 in northern Iraq has» 

Society

Former foes mark Passchendaele on centenary of bloody WWI battle

Representatives of the British and Belgian royal families, Germany’s foreign minister and descendants of some of those who died in one of the First World War’s bloodiest battles gathered Monday in western Belgium to mark the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres,» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada History: June 2-Canada Remembers her war dead

June 2, Canada’s national day of remembrance. But wait, that’s held on November 11th every year and coincides with the signing of the Armistice in 1918 which ended the horrific slaughter of the First World War. Well, t’wasn’t always so» 

International, Society

Update: Hill 70 – Outstanding Canadian victory, forgotten no longer

In just a few short days, on April 9, a massive crowd will gather at the spectacular Canadian Vimy memorial in France for the 100th anniversary of that incredible victory which marked a turning point for the Allies in that» 

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» 

International, Politics, Society

A major WWI battle: decades forgotten, but no longer

It was the middle of summer 1917 and for the first time a Canadian was entirely in charge of Canadian troops in the First World War. A few months earlier, Canadian Gen. Arthur Currie, had been the successful planner of» 

International, Society

History; War of 1812-Battle of Beaver Dams June 22- 24

It is the stuff of legend, In wartime, a woman walks 30 kilometres through woods in darkness, risking encounter by enemy patrols, in order to warn of an impending attack. That warning saves the day. It was during the war of»