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Placing the displaced

An early refugee support group helped open Canada to victims of Nazi persecution Canadians tend to think of Canada as a compassionate, hospitable country that has always welcomed

From Battlefields to Farm Fields

A legion of demobilized servicemen settled in Western Canada after the Armistice. On the field of battle, they developed alertness and wisdom, and they will

A tenacious wildflower

Each year, The Royal Canadian Legion distributes about 20 million poppy lapel pins across Canada. The poppies are given freely, with people encouraged to donate to

Arctic Mosquitoes

How a squadron of war surplus aircraft conquered the tundra and mapped Canada’s Far North It was 1946: the war was over, surplus airplanes were

Sub vs Schooner

In a U-boat rampage off the East Coast in 1918, the schooner Dornfontein was captured and burned On Aug. 3, 1918, a small boat carrying

Super Heroes

Wartime restrictions accidentally created a golden age for Canadian comic book heroes with patriotic messages Torontonian Leo Bachle was just 16 in 1941 when he

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