Women sew a quilt at the Quilting Bee Demonstration at the Canadian National Exhibition circa 1940.
(Canadian National Exhibition Archives)
Canadian women made an estimated 400,000 quilts during the Second World War. The quilts represent the forgotten story of Canadian women’s efforts during the war.
The Tanganyika expeditionary force in Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) during East African campaign of the first world war.
Imperial War Museum.
There has been a marked difference in the coverage of Ukraine with media outlets invoking images of the world wars.
V is for victory? Or vanquished?
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A military historian and U.S. Army veteran explains how wars are not easy to win – something political leaders often forget when looking at the calculus of conflict.
A woman waves a Canadian flag as the frigate HMCS Halifax heads from the harbour in Halifax in January 2021 to start a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea to assist in NATO counter-terrorism patrols.
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Canada’s ‘fireproof house’ defence strategy is causing problems among its allies. When you are convinced you live in a gated community, the pressure to invest in alarms for your home disappears.
In the 1980s, CSIRO and its university collaborators set into motion a chain of events that would lead to the production of relenza, the first drug to successfully treat the flu.
A British Pattern 1907 bayonet with leather scabbard.
There is no weapon more visceral than the bayonet. It encourages an intimate form of killing, and during WW1, Australia troops plunged, parried and stabbed with great vigour.
Too many people are spurning democracy and being seduced by propaganda, fake news and political strongmen. This First World War poster shows a giant Gibson Girl as the symbol of democracy, punching a German soldier resembling Hindenburg.
Many citizens are searching for certainty and control in uncertain times. But that means too many are spurning democracy and being seduced by fake news and political strongmen. Democracy needs our help.