Tag Archives: Kapyong

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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The MASH Heros You’ve Never Heard Of

Is there anyone, anywhere who hasn’t heard of MASH? When its TV run ended in 1983, the final show was the most-watched television episode in history. But there’s a remarkable MASH unit hardly anyone here knows of. What a pity. Their … Continue reading

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The Civil War, Korea, and Jews

The American Civil War. Canada in Korea. And Jews. What could these three themes possibly have in common? Something to ponder this Easter/Passover weekend, as Christians and Jews each celebrate a major event in their faiths. First, the Civil War: In December, 1862 … Continue reading

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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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