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Winnie the Pooh saga turns 100 years old
One hundred years ago today a Canadian soldier adopted a black bear cub and named it after his adopted hometown of Winnipeg, launching the saga of Winnie the Pooh.
D.C.’s darkest day, a war that no one remembers
7 a.m., Aug. 24, 1814 The day began like so many days in Washington, with a painfully long meeting marked by confusion, misinformation and indecision. The British were coming. They were on the march...
France, Germany mark 100th anniversary of WW I
French President Francois and German President Joachim Gauck marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with ceremonies at Hartmannswillerkopf, a mountain peak in France's northeast region of Alsace.
The 100-year conflict that is the First World War
It was a hundred years ago Friday when Europe's crumbling empires let loose "the guns of August" and plunged the globe into the First World War. As Brian Stewart writes, that reckless dance into the abyss set the stage for our times.
100 years since World War I
The best hope for restraint, ironically, is the terrifying prospect of nuclear war, which didn’t exist 100 years ago.
The most moving love story of the Great war
This is a true story of wartime determination and devotion - of a young woman's passionate love that defied social convention in an era when women didn't even have the vote.
A thick WWI uniform, a trip back in time
Parks Canada is offering a unique opportunity to history buffs this summer: a chance to sample what life was like in the Newfoundland Regiment in 1917. The CBC's Adam Walsh took advantage of the offer.
Cold War-era telephone lines snag N.W.T. moose, caribou
A federal government cleanup of the Canol pipeline, designed to move oil from Norman Wells, N.W.T. to Alaska, has yet to tackle hundreds of kilometres of abandoned telephone wire, and that’s causing problems for hikers and animals.
When the Americans Turned the Tide
The Germans were pushing toward Paris in 1918 when untested American troops helped stop them at the Marne River in a pivotal World War I battle.
CHÂTEAU-THIERRY, France — Fifty miles to Paris. That was all that separated a hardened German Army from, pe
Nicholas Winton: The man who saved children from Hitler
Exactly 75 years ago, CBC journalist Joe Schlesinger was one of 669 Jewish children rescued from the advancing Nazis by Nicholas Winton, a British businessman unwilling to take No for an answer. Today, "Nicky's children" and their extended families number
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