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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
Canadians honoured for WW II rescue of Italian boy
In June of 1944, as the First Canadian Division advanced up the Italian peninsula, fighting pitched battles against a staunch German resistance, soldiers from the Royal Canadian Service Corps – a transport unit - discovered a small boy, hungry and filthy,
‘Dracula’s tomb’ discovered in Italy
Estonian researchers believe they may have finally discovered the whereabouts of “Dracula’s” grave, which is in Italy and not the Romanian Transylvanian Alps as first thought.
D-Day: before and after
Seventy years ago the Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in what would be a decisive turning point in the Second World War. Here are photos of the French beaches in 1944 and in 2014.
'Canada's Titanic' finally getting its due
The sinking of the Empress of Ireland on May 29, 1914, stands as one of the country's worst maritime disasters, though a surprising number of Canadians have never heard of it.
Boko Haram and the return of the Nigerian slave trade
Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls and boasted on the Internet that they were going to sell them into slavery, something that has suddenly shocked the world, for few have fully realized that this means that we are witnessing the return of the Nigerian s
Battle of the Atlantic remembered
The single longest battle of the Second World War was commemorated across the country Sunday as people gathered to mark the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Got $40K' You could cross the Atlantic in a Lancaster bomber
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Second World War Lancaster bomber will soon be flying across the Atlantic to join the only other airworthy plane of its kind for a series of special flights over the U.K. - and it will only cost you $40,000 or so to
Detailed images of WW2 wrecks off England captured by submarine
An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary.
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