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Constructive dismissal

8 myths of Black service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force—and the actual realities they faced  In the fall of 1915, Lieutenant-Colonel Walter H. Allen, the white commander

Operation Overflow

Canada’s military faced its first modern mission in response to a domestic natural disaster during the 1948 once-in-a-century flood in southern B.C. It is virtually

Bolting for the Baltic

How a Canadian battalion’s mad dash to northern Germany at the end of the war stopped Soviet advances toward the West Wismar, located on Germany’s

Operation Apollo

The 9/11 attack triggered an international response, and Canada was quick to join the fight Many Canadians learned their soldiers were fighting a war in

Caterpillars at Courcelette

The tank, Britain’s new secret weapon, spread fear across the battlefield during Canada’s first major offensive operation In the minds of many, the First World

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Cannons and Cutlasses: The Great Lakes Battles

During the War of 1812, the inland seas of North America—the Great Lakes—were the setting for major maritime operations. Both Britain and the United States devoted tremendous energy and resources to creating naval forces on the lakes as water provided the best means of transporting and supplying land forces. Naval bases sprung up almost overnight and ship construction was maintained at a dizzying pace. At the outbreak of war, the U.S. had exactly one warship on the Great Lakes, a 16-gun vessel on Lake Ontario. By 1814, it had 28 major warships, the largest mounting 58 guns. The Royal Navy expanded in a similar proportion. In 1814 the U.S. Navy constructed and commissioned a warship on Lake Champlain in the amazing time of 33 days, while Britain built a battleship, HMS St. Lawrence, on Lake Ontario that was larger than HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar.

Medical care in the wars of the future

The challenges of battlefield medicine are about to change for Western allied nations, now that the focus of threats has migrated to China, Russia, Iran and North

The lost nuke of British Columbia

In September 1949, U.S. President Harry Truman announced the Soviet Union had detonated an atomic device. Early in the following year, U.S. air crews were

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