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A banner day for RCAF fighters

This story by The Canadian Press was widely published in Canadian papers and eagerly read across the country 78 years ago by war-weary citizens hungry

The unfortunate fate of convoy HX-49

There is safety in numbers, so the saying goes. That was the thinking that led to the merging of two Second World War convoys headed

A daring aerial rescue at sea

On June 16, 1943, Nazi aircraft downed a British Typhoon in the Strait of Dover, off Cap Gris-Nez in France. Flight Lieutenant John A. Spence

Flood Force

When domestic emergencies strike —such as the November 2021 B.C. floods—the Canadian military often comes to the rescue Over two days in November 2021, a “pineapple

D-Day bicycle

Quick and quiet, this folding bike played a key Canadian role in Normandy The 14,000 Canadian troops that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, June

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The Parliament bombing of 1966

On May 18, 1966, a lone man left the public galleries of the House of Commons during a debate and went to the men’s washroom

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The Magnificent 11

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The story of a forgotten airplane

In early March, the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, led an expedition 800 kilometres east of Australia, where he found the long-lost wreck of the

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