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Trench art

Soldiers engraved their stories in the soft metal of shell casings Railway engineer Patrick Joseph LeBlanc had a very long war. He enlisted in the 52nd

Returned ensign

It flew on a surrendered U-boat, then was taken as a trophy A ship’s ensign indicates the vessel’s national identity. It also embodies its crew’s

Fujita’s blade

When a Japanese vice-admiral surrendered in 1945, he also handed over his tachi Canadian Navy Lieutenant William Lore was aboard when the British fleet sailed into

Poignant remnants

Several steel pieces from the World Trade Center have come to rest in Canada The centrepiece of a ceremony in Gander, N.L., marking the 20th

Shot-up polecat

How a routine mission in Croatia turned critical A battered and bullet-riddled white utility vehicle on display at the Canadian War Museum is testament to the time

The third bell

A triangle run used by convoy escorts during the Battle of the Atlantic still firmly links Halifax, St. John’s and Londonderry Three ports in Canada and Northern Ireland were connected in

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