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War Heroes as Anti-Semitic Targets

  Tibor Rubin could be the poster boy candidate for all immigrants, anywhere. He embraced his adopted country  with a devotion right out of the U.S. national anthem: to him America literally was  the Land of the Free and Home … Continue reading

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Korean War: On the Right Side of History

Just before Christmas, sixty-three years ago this week, the decrepit troopship, USS Private Joe P. Martinez, pulled into Pusan harbor. Canada had come to the war. The place was a wreck … filthy, smokey, bomb-cratered .. it had been the … Continue reading

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In Korea: Mosquitos Can Be Your Friend

They were a curious collection of  Canadian soldier-flyboys; heroes you’ve probably never heard of. This handful, who fought in the dangerous skies above Korea six decades ago, flew in American planes,  were in an American unit, but wore Canadian uniforms. … 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 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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Tommy Prince: We’re Breaking His Heart

The rash of  news stories on the disgraceful housing of native people in Northern Ontario got me thinking of Kapyong. There’s a link between the two. Bear with me. It’s been almost  61 years to the day (Dec. 16, 1950) … Continue reading

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