Archive for March, 2012

  • So, it’s a sensitive subject, talking about fear on the battlefield. While there are almost unlimited risks to life and limb in a war zone, it’s not any of the standard threats that tend to get soldiers chattering. Instead, there is one possible outcome to...
  • Chaos In The Dark: Army, Part 99

    March 22, 2012 by Terry Copp
    General Bernard Montgomery’s “armoured blitzkrieg,” Operation Goodwood, and its Canadian component, Operation Atlantic, ended in rain and confusion on July 20, 1944. The next day, Montgomery and his army commander, Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey, met to consider their options. News of the failed assassination attempt...
  • “…on a still night we can hear the distant boom of guns from the front like a distant roll of thunder.”   Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                                            Seaford Camp, July 1, 1917 25 Howland Ave, Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sister, I’m sitting on a biscuit...
  • Federal government funds 1812 projects

    March 20, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The federal government is providing $4.8 million to fund two dozen War of 1812 commemorative programs across the country. “Canada would not exist had the American invasion not been repelled,” Heritage Minister James Moore said in announcing the funding through three programs.  “We invite all...
  • Some context for the recent massacre

    March 19, 2012 by Adam Day
    Warning: Explicit Language.   It’s not easy to explain what sustained amounts of combat can do to a person — or a unit — but this story published today comes pretty close. It’s a fascinating story of how aggression and violence can become addictive and...
  • Mystery surrounds WWI Memorial Medallion

    March 19, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Oh, how short the memory over generations. It explains the mystery surrounding a commemorative plaque from the First World War described  in recent newspaper stories in Britain and Canada. The story concerns retiree Jean Bramham of Sunderland, U.K., who discovered a 12-cm  Memorial Plaque for...

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