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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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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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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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Books: They Never Went Away After All.

So much for the theory that the internet would kill off books. That idea has ended up in the same trashcan as the 1950s brainstorm that: “TV would finish off movies.”  And then there was the fantasy from the 2000’s … Continue reading

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TV Update — “Triumph at Kapyong”

Just a little update … a couple of TV interviews about  “Triumph at Kapyong” are coming up in the next few days, tied to Remembrance Day.. On TVO (TV Ontario), Allan Gregg’s interview with me will run this Friday Nov 4th at … Continue reading

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