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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
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
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