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One Minute Book Review - The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine

Barbara Erskine is one of my favourite writers of popular time-slip fiction. The modern narrative in this novel concerns art historian, Lucy Standish, who is writing a biography of wartime artist, Evie Lucas, about whom little is known. 96 more words


Battle of Britain - in perspective

A rather interesting book came across my desk:

I started reading rather reluctantly because, over the years, the Battle of Britain has almost been “written to death”. 298 more words

Aviation History

Remembering sacrifices helps preserve Canadian values

Re: Memorial service remembers fallen soldiers, peacekeepers, by Sharon Hill, Sept. 12.

Re: Battle of Britain commemorated in ceremony at Jackson Park, by Sharon Hill, Sept. 125 more words


Tail end Charlies

It was Battle of Britain Day last week, the anniversary of the last great air battle over Britain, in 1940, when pretty much every available plane on both sides was up in the sky. 526 more words


RCAF commemorates the Battle of Britain

The Royal Canadian Air Force commemorated the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday with a ceremony held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. 194 more words

Defence Watch

Battle of Britain pilot honoured with CF-18 flyby over Naramata

He’s believed to be the last Canadian Battle of Britain pilots living in Canada, and today John Stewart Hart will be honoured with a CF-18 flyby over his home in Naramata near Penticton. 149 more words


76 years ago today over England

70 German Ju 88 bombers escorted by 100 Bf 109 fighters crossed the English Channel at noon and were intercepted by British fighters of No. 11 Group RAF; 60 of the bombers would reach London, England, United Kingdom and drop their bombs. 80 more words