Wwii

A Child's Travel Log: Germany, 1939

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

"You no smuggle!" said the customs agent. It was nine-year-old Bev Miller's first trip to continental Europe. Bev landed at the Hook of Holland wi...

Who I'm Remembering Today

Karyn Pickles | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Karyn Pickles

Two years ago, a great man died at the very impressive age of 97 (and a half). He is remembered and missed for the love, strength and support that he gave his family and friends, for the many great contributions to the Canadian mining industry during his long life, and also for his service in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II.

WWII Airmen Missing For 72 Years Laid To Rest In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Four lost airmen have finally been laid to rest — 72 years after they disappeared while on a Second World War training mission on Vancouv...

Spy Who Outed Nazi Sympathizers In WWII Retired In B.C.

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - To his neighbours on Salt Spring Island, B.C., he was an avid gardener and a history writer who lived a quiet life with his wife and child...

WWII Japanese Balloon Bomb Found In B.C. Mountains

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LUMBY, B.C. - Seven decades after thousands of "balloon bombs" were let loose by the Imperial Japanese Army to wreak havoc on their enemies across the...

7 Decades Later, B.C.'s WWII Mystery SOLVED

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - On Oct. 30, 1942, an Avro Anson Second World War aircraft lifted off from Patricia Bay on Vancouver Island for a routine training mission ...

B.C. Beach Cleared After WWII Munitions Found

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK, B.C. - Strolling the delicate dunes of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island is once again possible, af...

The Last Bomber Crew: Austria Remembers a Doomed Canadian Flight

Charlie Angus | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada
Charlie Angus

Twenty-four-year-old pilot Wilfred DeMarco was badly wounded and ordered his crew to bail out. He tried to keep the plane steady while they escaped. Jack Cole, Art Shannon and Jack Speers managed to bail to safety. Soon after, DeMarco's plane exploded into the mountain.

Is This Your Photo?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LANGLEY, B.C. - Mounties in Langley, B.C., are looking for the rightful owner of a photograph apparently taken in Holland during the Second World War....

Lather Up for Global Handwashing Day

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg October also brings in a day that commemorates what should be a part of our daily activities but for many is either forgotten or simply ignored: handwashing. It's not a surprise as handwashing is not considered -- other than perhaps in the public health field -- to be an incredibly important part of living.

Lessons From My Father: Strategies for Resilience and Survival

Jill Gabrielle Klein | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jill Gabrielle Klein

My father had to cope with an unfathomable situation: At the young age of 16, he was a prisoner in Auschwitz..Recently, he and I have begun speaking to business executives about resilience--the ability to face adverse events with fortitude and to enact successful coping strategies.

WWII Letter From Mom Finds Son After 70 Years

The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

NAMAO, Alta. - A man from Namao, Alta., is trying to figure out how a letter his mother mailed to him nearly seven decades ago ended up being delivere...

Why Are Child Soldiers Romanticized?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Hollywood has immortalized underage soldiers in countless films. Contemporary warfare is still fuelled by "the brave young men and women overseas." Tragically, children in war zones are neither romantic nor relegated to the past. We should confront the hard truth: some recruits have no choice.

War Was Something We "Just Did"

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

In the Korean War, I felt lucky to be going at someone else's expense. Adventure and curiosity. How would it feel to be shot at? What was an artillery barrage like? Would there be hand-to-hand fighting? We all expected to survive.

Remembrance Day: Standing on Guard for Freedom

Avi Benlolo | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

If those who forget the past are destined to repeat it, remembrance is integral to ensuring a more peaceful world for future generations.

Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Continuation of the Jews' Struggle

Martin Krossel | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
Martin Krossel

In the Arab-Israeli conflict, disputes over borders, Jewish settlements and even the status of Jerusalem are all peripheral. Like their brethren in Nazi Europe, Israel's Jews are struggling for the physical survival. When the popular Arab animus against Jews is shed, all other disputes could be resolved easily.