World War 2

The Day My Father Met The Royal Family Changed His Life

David Halton | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
David Halton

It was one of the more surprising discoveries of my research for Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War. Sifting through piles of letters and memorabilia, I came across a crumpled photo of my father with the Royal Family on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Youth Pay A Sobering Visit To A Different Kind Of Camp

Her Magazine | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

All at once the juxtaposed impact of camp crashed down on me like a giant wave. My parents' camp, my camp, my kids' camp, my MOL kids' camp. Now this. The barrack at Birkenau concentration/extermination camp is a stark reminder. A picture in my mind I will not soon forget.

My Dad Didn't Talk About the War, So Here's How I Learned His Story

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

As the last of the Canadian solders return from Afghanistan, personal stories from another war combined recently. This is a story about war, and certain Canadians who fought in World War II.

On Remembrance Day: Honouring a Hero of Juno Beach

Bernie Farber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Thanks to dispatches, official reports sent to high command often describing battles and noting acts of bravery, we have a good record of what happened to Canada's 7th Brigade as they landed on Juno.

How War Made me a Healthy Eater

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When the Second World War broke out, I was a young child living in London, England. My older sister and I were lucky to be offered shelter in a little old farm house for the duration of the war. I often looked back to these years on the Andrews' farm with fondness and gratitude -- especially because that's where I gained my deep appreciation for fresh, healthy food.

Remembering With Witnesses to Our History

Jeremy Diamond | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada
Jeremy Diamond

Remembering the Silent Generation

Peter Behrens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Peter Behrens

As they grew old, and faced their deaths, most of what had happened in the decades since their war seemed to recede, fade, lose shape and colour -- and the hard kernels of dastardly memory grounded in those intense weeks and months in Europe was all that remained.