War of 1812 commemorations continue

The commemoration period for the War of 1812 is not over, despite uninformed media reports to the contrary. An offshoot of the Napoleonic wars, The War of 1812 started  with the United States declaring war on Great Britain, and ended with signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814.  But news travelled slowly...
  • U-boat mission to Labrador, 1943

    May 22, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    With Marc Milner’s series on the Battle of the St. Lawrence currently playing out on the pages of Legion Magazine, I was interested in these links about the  successful planting of German weather stations on what is now Canadian soil during the Second World War....
  • Downed Kittyhawk found after 70 years

    May 15, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Vintage Wings of Canada has an interesting story on discovery of a perfectly preserved Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk found in the Sahara Desert seven decades after it crashed during the Second World War. The fighter plane’s pilot managed to land the damaged plane on the sands...
  • Juno Beach Centre founder dies

    May 11, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    D-Day Veteran Garth Webb, 93, founder of the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France, has died. When Webb attended the 50th anniversary of D-Day in June 1994  with members of his unit, he was struck by the lack of commemorative facilities at the site where...
  • Mistaken identity

    May 11, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    It’s difficult to know whether to be amused or appalled by  news reports that members of a focus group could mistake images of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial for the twin towers of the World Trade Centre and object to images of Walter Allward’s magnificent...
  • Mackenzie King–comic book hero? It was this that drew me to the  Wartime Canada website.  Beware all who enter here: you’re going to spend more time than you thought browsing.   The website has a wealth of material printed during both the First World War and...
  • A Republic of Korea honour guard was on hand this week as the remains of Canadian Archibald Hearsey arrived at Incheon Airport.  Hearsey, who was born in Ignace, Ont., is reported to be  the first foreign veteran of the Korean War to be brought back...

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