In news from Canada’s shooting war, it turns out that the mission to advise and assist Kurdish forces in northern Iraq had a much more rigorous amount of assisting involved than was initially made clear.
Borden’s great gift
On Jan. 1, 1916, Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden had a New Year’s message. The Globe headline summed it up that day: “CANADA’S GREAT GIFT TO BRITISH EMPIRE’S CAUSE: Dominion Army to be Increased to Half a Million Men.”READ MORE
In and out of Southeast Asia
Canada’s air force had a tentative role in defending Australia, Burma and India.READ MORE
Deadly green fog
On the third day of the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans unleashed another chlorine gas attack. Canadians were the target this time.READ MORE
Five U-boat kills in five weeks
In the summer of 1942, Canada’s escort fleet excelled at protecting supply convoys from German subs.READ MORE
MARCH 1, 1942
The Canadian Women’s Army Corps is granted full army status and becomes an integral part of the Canadian Militia. Prior to this, only nursing sisters were admitted into the Canadian Armed Forces.
MARCH 2, 1923
The Halibut Treaty, a Canadian-American agreement concerning fishing rights in the North Pacific Ocean, is the first treaty negotiated and signed by Canada independent of Britain.
1. Visit Quebec’s Citadel for a special exhibition
The Parallel is a special exhibition of photography that compares the First World War to the mission in Afghanistan.
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