Tag Archives: Korea

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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Henry Champ 1937-2012

Henry Champ was an absolutely terrific journalist, and in that old fashioned Victorian sense, a gracious gentleman. Henry’s career spanned the evolution of modern journalism. He was born in the Brandon (Manitoba) General Hospital (as was I, five years later). As … 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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“Kapyong” gets Thumbs Up from American military historian

The Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies — a think tank at Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, devoted to military and conflict studies — has just published a flattering review of Triumph at Kapyong. It was written by … 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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The Man Who Saw It Coming

Ray Croker was the first to see the battle coming. And he was the first to see the nature of the peril. And he was first to sound the alarm. And then when it started, he missed it all. Well, … Continue reading

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