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100 years since the historic Battle of Hill 70VJ (Victory in Japan) Day: Official end of the Second World WarThe Battle of Amiens rememberedCommemorating the beginning of the Great War20+ facts about our national anthem O Canada

100 years since the historic Battle of Hill 70

Just over 100 years ago, August 15 marked one of many Canadian victories during the First World War. The capture of Hill 70 in France was the first significant action fought by the Canadian military and led by a Canadian commander, Lieutenant General Arthur Currie, and the battle awarded Allied forces a vital strategic position...
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VJ (Victory in Japan) Day: Official end of the Second World War

August 15, 2018 marked the 73rd anniversary of VJ, Victory in Japan, the official end of the Second World War. Japan surrendering was preceded by Hiroshima being met a horrific surprise when an American B-29 bomber dropped the first-ever atomic bomb over the city on August 6, 1945. The Soviet Union would then declare war on...
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The Battle of Amiens remembered

The Battle of Amiens is said to have set the tone for the last 100 days of the First World War. General Erich Ludendorff described it as "the black day of the German Army." A hundred years ago on August 8 at 4:20 a.m., all four divisions of the Corps began their descent on the...
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Commemorating the beginning of the Great War

On August 4, 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. This declaration bound all Dominions within the British Empire, which meant Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa were also going to war against Germany and its allies. For the next four years and 100 days, over 600,000 Canadians would serve in the First World War...
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20+ facts about our national anthem O Canada

If you grew up in Canada, you may recall standing in your classroom in the morning and singing our national anthem, O Canada. If not, as a grown up you hear it being belted out at sports games or sombrely played at Remembrance Day ceremonies. Either way, you have admit, it can brings tears to...
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