Highlights/wwii

History Canada: Oct. 5, 1944 – RCAF downs the first German jet

The D-Day invasion of Europe was months past but the fighting in and over Europe was increasingly bitter and deadly. In the skies, the Germans had introduced an astounding new weapon, the jet fighter, far faster than any Allied plane,» 

International

History; June 20 1942: Canada under attack!

Japanese shell Canadian lighthouse. In June 1942 the Second World War was now well advanced for Canada which was in full war mode since entering the war in September 1939. The U.S. meanwhile had very quickly geared up after it’s» 

International, Society

The Canadian hero of Dunkirk:  some recognition at home

Parks Canada honours Commander James Campbell Clouston  The Montreal-born British Royal Navy commander’s family was on hand for the ceremony, including his grandson Milo Clouston, left, his son, Moray Clouston, right, and Moray’s wife, Maggie Clouston. © (Jay Turnbull/CBC It was» 

Society

Misplaced outrage over swastika

It’s not Nazi, it’s not even German An old ship’s anchor mounted in a park in a Quebec town just west of the island of Montreal, has caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The anchor bears an embossed swastika on» 

International, Politics, Society

History June 6 1944 : D-day, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe

Everyone knew it had to come, and everyone knew it would involve a high cost in dead and wounded. In the Second World War, the Allies knew they had to attack the German held continent in order to stop Hitler» 

International, Society

Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

This Sunday, members of the Royal Canadian Navy, and descendants of former Navy sailors and of former merchant mariners, will pause to remember. Royal Canadian Navy Command staff speak with veterans shortly before the Battle of the Atlantic ceremony on» 

International, Society

Canada history; Feb 21 1941: tragedy strikes a medical legend

The name of Dr Frederick Banting of Toronto is legendary in medical circles and to untold numbers of people owe their lives to his discovery of insulin. He announced the discovery in February 1922, and the world proclaimed it as» 

International, Society

Canada history: Feb 14, 1945, The tragic torpedo boat disaster.

Though the Allies now had a firm hold on the European continent and were battling back German forces, the Second World War was now at it’s height with desperate combat raging on land, in the air, and on the sea.» 

International, Society

Canada history: Jan 12, 1945 Japan bombs Saskatchewan

With the Second World War at a crescendo in Europe and the Pacific, in the middle of Canada, many thousands of kilometres away from both, a young Saskatchewan boy accidentally discovered one of the stranger weapons of the war. On» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Last Ontario vestige of wartime internment facing demolition

It’s not much to look at, but a former small hotel/bar is the last remnant in Ontario of a troubled chapter in Canadian history. Known as the Eatonville roadhouse, it sits in the middle of a rural area of southwestern»