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The sexpot and the saint: Women and WWI propaganda
Scholars commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War are turning their attention to female icons of the era - two of whom were used in propaganda campaigns after their deaths to bolster the war effort, albeit in very different ways.
The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq. They had just exploded a stack of old Iraqi artillery shells buried beside a murky lake. The blast, part of an effort to destroy munitions that could be used in makeshift bombs, uncovered more shells.
Steamship wreck found in Lake Ontario's waters
The wreck of a 77-metre British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.
WWI Canadian soldiers' remains identified
Nearly a century after they died in battle, the remains of unidentified Canadian soldiers who fought in the First World War are still being found in Europe. Today the Department of National Defence announced the names of four who died during the Battle of
Historic Boblo boat S.S. Columbia leaves Detroit for good
The S.S. Columbia, the iconic Boblo boat that created happy memories for hundreds of thousands of school children and tourists for nearly a century, has been hauled away from the edge of the River Rouge waterfront in Detroit to start a new life in Toledo,
Canadian Lancaster back in U.K. air after engine repair
Vera, Hamilton's Lancaster bomber on tour in the U.K., returned to the sky Wednesday after having a new engine successfully installed. But the damaged engine that grounded it will need to be repaired before the bomber can fly home to Canada.
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...
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