Behind barbed wire

A small cheese sent from home played a big role in the survival of two starving Canadians in a First World War prisoner-of-war camp deep in Germany. “It was one of the cream cheeses…so popular in Canada,” Lance-Corporal Edward Edwards wrote in his 1918 memoir, The Escape of a Princess Pat. The food was...
  • Who Are You Remembering Today?

    November 12, 2014 by Ellen O'Connor
      Tens of thousands of Canadians gathered at the National War Memorial on Nov. 11.—some arriving as early as 6 a.m. Before the ceremony began, Ellen O’Connor asked several of them who they would be thinking of on that special day. PHOTOS: ELLEN O’CONNOR Daniel...
  • A Nation Remembers

    November 12, 2014 by Ellen O'Connor
    After the ceremony, the thousands in attendance slowly moved forward to solemnly place their poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO Standing shoulder to shoulder in Canadian pride, a bell in the Peace Tower sounded the 11th hour and two minutes...
  • Adrian Watkinson is no London cabbie, but it’s clear something’s at work as he shuffles his little car in and out of traffic along the narrow, congested streets of the city’s East End. As it turns out there’s an inherited line of “cabbie blood” in...
  • D-DAY +70: Return Of The Liberators

    September 3, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    Poppies grow at the edge of a wheat field behind Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS Exclusive Audio Edition: More than once Bud Hannam is mobbed by children during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. At ceremonies, mothers...
  • Normandy Tour: Juno Beach Route

    January 21, 2014 by Terry Copp
    The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will introduce a new generation of Canadians to events that have long stirred the imaginations and collective memories of veterans and their children. There will no doubt be extensive television coverage on June 6, centered on...
  • Remembrance in Regina

    January 1, 2014 by Tom MacGregor
    “There are veterans who like to talk and there are veterans who don’t like to talk. My father was one of the ones that didn’t like to talk,” said Regina Branch President Terry Duncan as veterans gathered in the nearby Shiners’ Club after the 2013...

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