World War 2

Trudeau Visits Site Of Iconic Moment In Second World War

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Politics

Like Vimy Ridge, Juno Beach came at a great cost to Canadian forces.

By Chance Alone I Survived Auschwitz To Tell My Family's Story

Max Eisen | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Living
Max Eisen

While I was able to create a life and family for myself here in Canada and put the anger and pain behind me, my past never left me. In my final goodbye to my father in Auschwitz, he had told me to survive so that I could tell the story of my family. This always stayed with me in the back of my mind.

The Day My Father Met The Royal Family Changed His Life

David Halton | Posted 03.02.2017 | 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 12.04.2016 | 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.