Archive for June, 2020

  • The art world is rife with paintings of old men. The halls of power, academia, galleries and museums are festooned with centuries’ worth of portraits of males who supposedly changed the world, a little or a lot. So when it was suggested to artist Catherine...
  • Ordeal at sea

    June 24, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    At 7 p.m. June 25, 1944, at the end of a 10-hour anti-submarine patrol that had taken them 400 kilometres north of Scotland’s Shetland Islands, RCAF Flight Lieutenant David Ernest Hornell and his crew of eight aboard Canso 9754 were thinking of returning to land....
  • Guarding the Northwest Passage

    June 17, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    On June 16, 1903, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and a crew of six left home waters in a herring boat names Gjøa to sail to Canada in search of a way to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic Ocean across Northern Canada. He was the first...
  • New podcasts profile military women

    June 17, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Eleanor Taylor was just 17 years old when, oblivious to any gender barriers real or imagined, she joined the infantry with a simple plan to find excitement and adventure in the world beyond the small Nova Scotia town where she grew up. Having overcome the...
  • – Click on above covers to enlarge – 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, from July to October 1940. The next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explores the furious air defence of the British Isles that pitted Spitfires against Messerschmitts, and...
  • The “Miracle of Dunkirk” came at high cost

    June 9, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    British prime minister Winston Churchill called the 1940 evacuation of British and Allied troops from the French port at Dunkirk “a colossal military disaster.” He also called it “a miracle of deliverance.” Somehow, defeat had turned to victory, of sorts. Between May 27 and June...
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