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Category Archives: Second World War
Narratives of Remembrance in an Era of Reconciliation R. Scott Sheffield, PhD. Dr. R. Scott Sheffield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of the Fraser Valley who has spent the bulk of his career researching Indigenous military … Continue reading
A compelling look at sixteen stories of Canadians killed and missing in the line of duty while serving in RAF Bomber Command, one of the most dangerous assignments in the Second World War. Despite the risks, the opportunity to fly … Continue reading
Mark Zuehlke On one blood-soaked week of fighting, December 20 to December 27 1943, 1st Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold this medieval port town at all costs. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment and … Continue reading
When the RCAF wouldn’t accept him as a pilot in the summer of 1939, Keith ‘Skeets’ Ogilvie, the author’s father, walked across the street in Ottawa and joined the RAF. A week later he was on a boat to England … Continue reading