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Economy, International, Society

Canada History: May 7th, (8,9) 1945: VE-Day

WWII ends in Europe It was not quite a year earlier, June 6 1944, that the Allies landed on the shores of Normandy and began the long and terrible battle to free Europe. In the final days of April 1945, »

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WWI: Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917: At last a victory

The First World War had been going badly for the Allies stuck in this deadly war of attrition amid appalling conditions. A new and desperate plan was formed- take the heights from the Germans at Vimy. The early morning of »

International, Society

Canada congratulates Iraqi forces on liberation of Mosul

The federal government has extended its congratulations to Iraqi forces for their victory over Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared victory over Islamic State in Iraq’s second largest city »

International, Politics, Society

100 years since Canada became a world nation at Vimy Ridge

About 25,000 people are in northern France this weekend to commemorate the centennial of a major event in Canadian and world history. They are gathering at a high ground about half way between the French cities of Arras and Lens. »

International, Politics, Society

100th Anniversary of the pivotal battle of WWI

By spring 1917 the First World War had stagnated into a war of attrition. Other than an initial victory by the Serbs at Mt Cer in 1914, the Allied forces had suffered many defeats and no real progress since the »

International, Society

VE Day May 7th, 1945 (May 8, May 9)

Two days after Canada had accepted the unconditional surrender of all German forces in northwest Europe, Germany itself capitulated. This year marks the 70th anniversary, and for many Canadian veterans, now in their late 80’s to mid 90’s currently on »

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 »