Category Archives: military history

South Korea: Where Crooked Politicians Go to Jail

Sadly, South Korea is mired in a string of corruption scandals among the highest of the political elite. But happily,  in South Korea the crooks are going to jail. In other countries I can think of, such felons would be … Continue reading

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Moina Michael And Her Wonderful Poppy Brainstorm

This Remembrance Day, spare a moment to remember Moina Michael. Never heard of her? Shame on you! Next to the Coca Cola logo and Apple’s Apple, this dynamic woman from tiny Good Hope, Georgia (pop. 200) came up with perhaps … Continue reading

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General MacArthur, where are you?…

History may not repeat itself, as Mark Twain famously noted, but sometimes it rhymes. Nervous eyes are now on China and North Korea. And this is where the rhyming comes in. We’ve been here before: Almost seven decades ago, the … Continue reading

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Trump’s South Korean Untruths

Korean War veterans should have steam boiling out of their ears when they hear some of the odd ideas coming from the hyper-ventilating Donald Trump. He claims – based on God-knows what – that America is getting ripped off — … Continue reading

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Mapping Canada’s War Dead

Map journalism? Who’d have guessed  that maps could be such a fascinating way to paint a picture of Canada at war? Who’d have thought a television network could convey drama and danger and heartbreak … and all without a single reporter … Continue reading

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From D-Day, to the Rhine, to Korea: Roy Rushton

Seventy years ago, Roy Rushton peered through a hole in the floor of his vibrating aircraft as it swept over the Normandy coast. Just below, he saw German flak ripping the sky apart. It didn’t look good; and Roy’s day … Continue reading

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U.S. Presidential Unit Citations: the Canadian Heroes

The Americans have developed a unique way of honouring heroism in war. It’s in recognition of exception bravery bestowed not to an individual, but to an entire unit. It’s called the “Presidential Unit Citation.” You’d scarcely notice it … it’s … Continue reading

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