Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to Black soldiers who served in the First World War was a good first step, but real action is needed to address racism in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Thousands of volunteers joined the military during World War I. But when the war ended and the Great Depression began, the volunteers wanted a bonus to be paid in 1932, not in 1945 as planned.
A historian looks back at the success – and failure – of mass mobilization efforts by Russia and the Soviet Union.
Displays of captured Russian weaponry aim to show the strength of the foe Ukrainians face, but also that victory is possible.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
The legacy of the Holocaust stretches beyond a handful of death camps and ghettos. Stumbling Stones hope to help people remember that
There has been a marked difference in the coverage of Ukraine with media outlets invoking images of the world wars.
The West’s new approach to Russia – bar it from international organizations, restrict international trade, prevent further military moves – looks just like how it treated Russia in the 20th century.
In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we also explore the reasons for India’s neutrality over the Ukraine war.
Ukrainian fighters are utilizing a maze of tunnels in Mariupol and other key cities. The use of the underground in conflict has a rich history.
An expert who has spoken with ex-national servicemen explains what they think about bringing it back today.
In finding new ways to commemorate Anzac Day, we should learn a lesson from the rise of the Gallipoli pilgrimage.
There are unconfirmed reports that Russia has used chemical weapons in Ukraine. Syria’s recent chemical weapons use offers context for understanding this tactic. Chemical weapons terrify civilians.
Canada is arming and supporting Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion. At various points in its history, it’s been everything from an invader to an arms supplier to invaders, not defenders.
There are reports of very low morale among Russian troops in Ukraine.
The west Ukrainian city has long been both a symbol of Ukrainian identity and an effevescent, multicultural hub.
A historian looks back at a time when Ukrainians battled for control of the capital, but succumbed to a superior Soviet army.
A historian explains how the US has used war bonds to both fund its wars and inspire patriotism among Americans.
By allowing Russian military presence in Belarus, president Aliaksandr Lukashenka has forfeited his country’s sovereignty.
Census data is kept under seal for a century. The 1921 records will be the last we see until 2052.