Archive for February, 2009

  • Health File

    February 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Symptoms Not Always Shown Not everyone whose brain shows the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s disease after death shows symptoms of the disease—memory loss, confusion and emotional outbursts—in life. This raises the possibility some of us may have built up protection in youth that protects the...
  • The Japanese Attack: Air Force, Part 31

    February 23, 2009 by Hugh A. Halliday
    RCAF personnel and aircraft at Patricia Bay, B.C., in 1942. PHOTO: NATIONAL DEFENCE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA140638 May 1942 marked the high tide of Japanese expansion. This ended abruptly at the Battle of Midway on June 4 when four enemy aircraft carriers were sunk. As...
  • The Training Gap: Navy, Part 31

    February 20, 2009 by Marc Milner
    Three Canadian destroyers at Halifax, September 1940. PHOTO: NATIONAL DEFENCE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA104338 The Royal Canadian Navy escorts that arrived in Newfoundland in May and June 1941 had more exposure to training programs than perhaps any other escorts in the early years of the...
  • The Bite And Hold Approach: Army, Part 80

    February 16, 2009 by Terry Copp
    Canadian soldiers advance on the Gothic Line, August 1944. PHOTO: NATIONAL DEFENCE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA177533 The German army’s Apennine defences, known to the Allies as the Gothic Line, stretched across the Italian peninsula. The strongest sections were in the American sector guarding the direct...
  • A Century Aloft: The Rise Of The Silver Dart

    February 9, 2009 by John Boileau
    Douglas McCurdy flies the Silver Dart over the ice on Baddeck Bay, N.S. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA061741 “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Only 66 years separate American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s memorable moonscape statement from the first flights...
  • Milling Through History

    February 2, 2009 by James Careless
    Watson’s Mill was built on the Rideau River at Manotick. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CITY OF OTTAWA Escape the super highways and travel the back roads along popular waterways and you will find significant, but often overlooked connections to Canada’s industrial past. Your reward may be...