Archive for February, 2012

  • Deadline approaches for teachers’ battlefields tour

    February 15, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    March 15 is the deadline for teachers to apply for a fellowship for a 14-day tour of Canadian battlefields, monuments and cemeteries  in Europe July 1 through 14. The 2012 Cleghorn Battlefield Study Fellowship   introduces teachers to Canada’s military history during the two world wars...
  • Letters From Bill – Sept. 14, 1944

    February 15, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Really a swell day today with lots of mail and it makes it nice.… That box of Moirs chocolates sure is swell to look at, I haven’t opened them yet. Thanks ever so much folks.  I am...
  • Last known First World War veteran dies

    February 13, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Florence Green, the last known veteran of the First World War, has died in Britain, two weeks shy of her 111th birthday. At 17 Green joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in 1918. She worked as a waitress in the officers’ mess at a base...
  • It’s not often — OK, almost never really — that a respected and experienced senior military officer will break from cover to make public criticisms of their own institution, the wars that institution is fighting and the way politicians intercede in those wars. But that...
  • Letters From Bill – Sept. 9, 1944

    February 13, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Commando Jack, Well folks I am going to try it again and hope I do a better job than I did with the last one.… I am coming along fine on the road to recovery but it still tires me...
  • Letters From Bill – Sept. 1, 1944

    February 10, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Folks: Well, I am finally going to try and write to you but if you can’t make it out it sure isn’t my fault. I never thought anyone could get so weak but I can hardly make the pen go where I want it...
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