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Mark Zuehlke 20h
Happy to join for this Ortona remembrance podcast.
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Alex Black 44m
My favourite phrase to describe is "the little known story". That's as far as I'll go. It's not nearly as popular as the Battle of Britain for example, but it's far from unknown or untold.
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Juno Beach Centre 1h
🎙️ 🔈 Interrogation of a German soldier who entered San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy, in civilian clothes, 13 December 1943 (Lieut. Frederick G. Whitcombe / DND / LAC / PA-180098).
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Liberation Tours 9h
Mark Zuehlke is Canada's expert on the battles of Italy. We are delighted to have Mark lead our Italian Campaign Tour!
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Canadian Cemeteries History Dec 12
This stone was dedicated on 22 September 2018 for Byron Rawson, RCAF, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. Rawson was the "Youngest Wing Commander in the British Empire" during WW2. Sadly, he took his own life in December 1945. He was only 23. The coroner's report said that...1/4
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Alex Black 21h
So thankful that those newsreels are online. A great resource!
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Alex Black 21h
Replying to @ProfessorBroad
There's always the option of just explaining that there's a better opportunity out there, whether it's related to compensation, the work involved, or passion alignment. If the situation warrants a dramatic exit, have at it.
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Juno Beach Centre Dec 12
🎙️ 🔈 Our final 2018 episode of Juno Beach and Beyond features an interview with on the Battle of Ortona, fought 75 years ago this holiday season. Heavy urban fighting led the media to refer to Ortona as 'Little Stalingrad'.
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Alex Black Dec 12
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Alex Black Dec 12
Replying to @seaforth100
I found it odd that they didn't mention Paul Triquet instead, since his 75th anniversary is coming up shortly. John Mahoney is the other.
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Juno Beach Centre Dec 11
Do you have something to contribute to ? Do you want to share a public history project you're working on? A piece of research? A commentary on remembrance? Then consider contributing to the Juno to Victory blog series in partnership with
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Dr Claire M Benson Dec 11
This, in the Swedish history museum in Stockholm, is perfect. It should be written at the door of every history (and any other) museum
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Angry Staff Officer Dec 10
Everytime someone does something dumb in the military, like, maybe getting lost in a snowstorm, you get a safety brief about it. Turns out, Commander Skywalker is not an exception to the rule.
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Bemused Beaver Dec 10
The Historical Profession is Committing Slow-Motion Suicide 
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Alex Black Dec 10
Don't these look slick? What a great way to honour Canada's sacrifice in Normandy!
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Alex Black Dec 8
That depends on what you mean by the first VC. First action to result in a VC for a Canadian in , but it took years before the story was known and the decoration approved. Ditto the Dieppe duo.
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Alex Black Dec 8
Indeed. Those things matter when they matter, but they in themselves are not good history.
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Alex Black Dec 8
I just watched a four part documentary on Netflix called 'Age of Tanks'. It was just tank vs tank statistics the whole way through! That is, until we got to postwar Europe and the USSR using tanks to crush revolutions. Very frustrating!
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Corgi Dec 6
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Brian Laslie Dec 8
This is an absolute insult to our allies and multiple generations of veterans from dozens of countries. It is also abhorrently ahistorical.
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