Canada’s man in Havana

The story of a young Canadian diplomat spying on the Soviets in Cuba on behalf of the CIA with the blessing of our prime minister is improbable, but no more so than its context. This was the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the world came within a hair’s breadth of a nuclear holocaust....
  • Land Of Hope And Glory

    May 1, 2006 by Jessica Swail
    ILLUSTRATION: Fred Sebastian When they piped Rig of the Day on that fateful morning in 1945, they ordered us to don our Burberries, not our greatcoats. It was springtime in Nova Scotia, and we had wakened to a fine day. In HMCS Protector, the naval...
  • March Of The Living

    July 1, 2005 by Natalie Salat
    Clockwise from top: The watchtowers and crematorium of Majdanek death camp in Poland contrast with the pre-war tombs at Gensha cemetery in Warsaw; March of the Living participants arrive at Birkenau death camp to commemorate the millions of Jews murdered in the Holocaust; Vera Schiff...
  • With The Greatest Gratitude

    July 1, 2005 by Mac Johnston
    Clockwise from right: A Dutch boy shows his gratitude during the National Liberation Parade in Apeldoorn; continuous rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those lining the parade route; Piet and Anne Charlotte Molemaker lower their national flag on Dutch Remembrance Day; a joyous veteran marches...
  • Return Of The Liberators

    July 1, 2005 by Dan Black
    Clockwise from top right: A tulip is handed to a veteran during the parade; a veteran presents flags along the parade route; roses cover the rails at Westerbork, site of a WW II German transit camp; and veteran Maurice Gauthier and daughter Francine at the...
  • Manna From Heaven

    May 1, 2005 by Ted Barris
    PHOTOS: HANS ONDERWATER; HARVEY GOTTFRIED From top: Thankful civilians in the western Netherlands collect food parcels after they are dropped by Allied aircraft; an Operation Manna aircrew poses in front of their Lancaster bomber in April 1945. The following is an excerpt from Days of...
  • The End Of Darkness

    May 1, 2005 by J.L. Granatstein
    PHOTOS: ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA133321; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA116720; LONDON PICTURES SERVICE/BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION OTTAWA; ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA140417 Clockwise from top right: German Lieutenant-General Paul Reichelt (second from left) discusses the surrender with Canadian Lt.-Gen. Charles Foulkes (fourth from left)...
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