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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...

2014-07-25 08:23:36

SOLDIERS' STORIES IN 3D IMMERSES AUDIENCES INTO A SOLDIER'S EYE VIEW OF WAR WITH NEVER SEEN BEFORE IMAGES OF WORLD WAR 1 LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Most Technically Advanced Oldest 3D Movie Ever Made About World War I Marks the Conflict's 100(th) Anniversary Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130250 On July 28, 1914, a history-changing conflict erupted in Europe and rapidly spread across the world. The first truly global war was a bloody...

2008-11-12 09:00:19

A U.S. Internet genealogy company that ran a newspaper ad featuring a picture of a German soldier rather than an Allied one has angered Canadian veterans. Last weekend, ahead of Remembrance Day observations Tuesday, the Ancestry.ca site ran a half-page color ad in a Toronto newspaper offering free Internet database searches on ancestors who served in World War I, the Globe and Mail reported. Titled "My Grandfather. My Hero," the gun-toting soldier ad's picture was quickly determined by...

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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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