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2014-07-27 12:20:15

OTTAWA, July 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to recognize the anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement and Korean War Veterans Day. "Today, we take time to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of more than 26,000 Canadians who served during the Korean War. More than 60 years ago, these young men and women left their homes and families--put their entire lives on hold--to travel...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

Using new research and photographs, along with contemporary film and newspapers, the Monty Python star-turned-travel writer and presenter embarked on a quest to unravel what happened to soldiers who fought to the last minute and beyond.His sombre film reveals how there were thousands of casualties in the hours after the Armistice was signed 90 years ago.Nine million soldiers lost their lives in the 1914-1918 conflict "the war to end all wars".The amateur historian uses the research to tell...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.