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The Korean War Goes to the Oscars

The Oscars are almost here.  South Korea’s submission as best foreign film is The Front Line … For heart-pounding combat, it’s tough to beat. It’s sort of a Private Ryan Goes to the Korean War. The Front Line is a version of the … Continue reading

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Barney Danson: A gentle Gentleman

Barney Danson had a heart as big as Mt Everest and a smile that could stop a Mack truck. Canada’s defence minister  for Trudeau, it was no easy task working for a boss who had mostly contempt for the military. But … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah: It’s Over

Was it a time to laugh or a time to weep? Was it an occasion of joy or of sorrow. It was all those things. It was “The Last Hurrah.” This week saw the last annual gathering of Canada’s veterans … Continue reading

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Korean War Competes with Goldfish

For a brief, flicker of a moment, history’s most famous forgotten war was remembered. On Wednesday, several hundred Korean War veterans, now in their 80s, gathered as they do every year, at the memorial to their slain comrades in the … Continue reading

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Mansbridge Kapyong interview in CBC online archives

  Peter Mansbridge’s Kapyong interview is now in the “One on One” archives and can be viewed on line at: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/Mansbridge_One_on_One/1455754065/ID=1853612345 It was originally broadcast March  26 and 27th 2011.

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Sniper Ted Zuber: The Artist of Kapyong

 War correspondents have been around as long as wars. Since the days of spears and arrows, someone’s been writing about it. You know the modern type: once they were armed with notebooks, pencils and cameras the size of a dog; … Continue reading

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Kapyong: Images of the Battlefield Today

Nothing beats being there. I’ve read tens of thousands of words on Canada’s epic battle at Kapyong, Korea. I’ve mined diaries, personal journals, letters, books, and official documents. And I’ve talked with dozens of veterans, asking them simply what it … Continue reading

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