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Canadian Armed Forces, officially bilingual for 50 years

Canada’s Armed Forces are apt to see many more deployments to Africa. Of the 30 most fragile states in the world, 21 are in Africa, and many of those are French-speaking. It has been estimated that by 2050, 80 per cent of all French-speaking people will be African, due to high birth rates. Instability...
  • The Cruelest Month: Army, Part 49

    November 1, 2003 by Terry Copp
    Private H.E. Goddard of the Perth Regt. advances through a forest near Arnhem, the Netherlands, in April 1945. Canadian military historians have generally paid slight attention to the operations carried out by 1st Canadian Army in April 1945. It is almost as if the great...
  • Lawren Phillips Harris

    September 1, 2003 by Jennifer Morse
    Lawren Phillips Harris was born at Toronto in 1910. He was the eldest son of the famous Canadian artist Lawren Stewart Harris who was a founding member and leader in the Group of Seven. The son embraced the family tradition by studying art under his...
  • Winning With Reinforcements: Army, Part 48

    September 1, 2003 by Terry Copp
    Canadian army engineers construct a Bailey bridge across the Rhine River near Emmerich in April 1945. This instalment of Canadian Military History In Perspective was written in June 2003 just after I received an advance copy of my new book, Fields of Fire: The Canadians...
  • Canadian Airmen And Airwomen In The Korean War

    July 1, 2003 by Jennifer Morse
    Dan Ryan’s painting Towards Their Final Destination. In a new venture by author Carl Mills, 18 paintings were commissioned over the last few years to complement his upcoming book titled Canadian Airmen And Airwomen In The Korean War. All but two of these canvases were...
  • The Rhine Crossing: Army, Part 47

    July 1, 2003 by Terry Copp
    The covered body of a soldier lies near a sign pointing toward two German towns in March, 1945. The decision to destroy the German army west of the Rhine and then cross the river in a major operation north of the Ruhr River had been...
  • Eric Aldwinckle

    May 1, 2003 by Jennifer Morse
    Eric Aldwinckle was born in 1909 at Oxford, England. He moved to Canada in 1922 and worked as a graphic artist until he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. The self-taught artist was first employed on camouflage duties in Eastern Canada. In...
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