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Canadian government delegation marks 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid

DIEPPE, France — Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr is leading a Canadian government delegation to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War. 315 more words

News

World War I: Archaeological dig at the Somme turns up ‘missing’ British tank that fled due to ‘cowardice’

The Daily Telegraph has posted a new article about an archaeological dig that has turned up a WWI era British tank.

Article excerpt:

The first major archaeological dig in 100 years at the site of one of Australia’s biggest military defeats has turned up a “missing” British tank that Aussies long thought had fled the Bullecourt battleground due to cowardice.

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Historical Vehicle News

Navy Cooks: May the Packey Schwartz Be With You

It’s been said that the “way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and for the United States Navy, that saying is certainly appropriate. Food builds not just bodies, but also morale. 594 more words

History

Hill 70: Our Forgotten Battle

August 15th marked the centenary of the Battle of Hill 70, the Canadian Corps’ next large engagement after their success at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, and their second victory of the year. 526 more words

First World War

Review: Imperialism and Progressivism, Unit 5 of Joyce Appleby's The American Vision

by Charles Richter

The period covered by Unit 5 of Joyce Appleby’s The American Vision textbook goes from 1890 to 1920, an era characterized by conflicts large and small, and varying ideas of what it meant to be ‘modern.’ The narratives presented here run very closely to those in a college-level survey, with numerous useful primary sources for students to examine. 1,119 more words

August 2017