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Skirmish at Duck Lake

The Northwest Rebellion—or Northwest Resistance, depending on which side of history you are on—began on March 26, 1885, in Saskatchewan near the junction of two trails, one of which led to Batoche and the other to Fort Carlton. The buffalo were disappearing, the government had stinted on promised treaty payments and on food rations,...
  • It Began With Fish And Ships: Navy, Part 1

    January 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    From top: Before she was commissioned as a naval patrol vessel in 1915, Canada saw service as a fisheries patrol vessel. Here she is seen off Bermuda prior to 1910; Crew members of HMCS Niobe pause while on deck in this photo taken before World...
  • The Liberation Of Western Holland: Army, Part 50

    January 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    Canadian soldiers come to the aid of a comrade wounded by sniper fire near Laren in the Netherlands. The 5th Canadian Armoured Division–Major-General Bert Hoffmeister’s Mighty Maroon Machine–began operations in the Netherlands on March 21, 1945 when the Westminster Regiment (Motor) took over a sector...
  • Manly MacDonald

    November 1, 2003 by Jennifer Morse
    Paintings by Manly MacDonald depict work on the home front during World War 1. We often think of rugged northern landscapes when we picture Canadian art, but Manly MacDonald preferred the charm of rural life in southern Ontario. His generous style had a distinctly Canadian...
  • 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...