Exhibition Double Take 2015 at Library and Archives Canada

Exhibition Double Take 2015 at Library and Archives Canada

Once again, the lobby of 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa is being used to showcase reproductions from Library and Archives Canada’s vast and rich collection. This time around we are bringing back a popular exhibition: Double Take – Portraits of Intriguing Canadians. The exhibition offers visitors a look at remarkable Canadians some famous for glorious…Continue reading Exhibition Double Take 2015 at Library and Archives Canada

2nd Battle Of The Marne – Turning Point On The Western Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 208

2nd Battle Of The Marne – Turning Point On The Western Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 208

This week, after nearly four months of withstanding the might of the Kaiserschlacht, the German Spring Offensives, week after week after week, the Allied counter attack finally comes. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week there was a lot of action far to the east in Siberia, but it was primarily a…Continue reading 2nd Battle Of The Marne – Turning Point On The Western Front I THE GREAT WAR Week 208

Italy Attacks – The Battle of Vittorio Veneto I THE GREAT WAR Week 222

Italy Attacks – The Battle of Vittorio Veneto I THE GREAT WAR Week 222

The Italian Front has been quiet since a summer offensive by the Austrians, and the Italians have been on defense for a year. Exactly a year, as it happens, for this week on the anniversary of Caporetto, the Italian army attacks! I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week there was chaos in…Continue reading Italy Attacks – The Battle of Vittorio Veneto I THE GREAT WAR Week 222

The Battle of Jutland – Royal Navy vs. German Imperial Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 97

The Battle of Jutland – Royal Navy vs. German Imperial Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 97

Since the beginning of the war, the two most powerful navies in the world had failed to decisively engage, the British navy instead blockading the Germans to deprive them of supplies, the Germans harassing international shipping with U-boats, but that changes this week when mighty ships clash. 100 years ago this week was the Battle…Continue reading The Battle of Jutland – Royal Navy vs. German Imperial Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 97

Battlefield ER: The brutal life of a warzone medic

Battlefield ER: The brutal life of a warzone medic

Hitch a helicopter ride 70 kilometres south east of Kabul — and you enter a forbidding terrain once dubbed “The Gates of Jihad”. Logar Province, on the border with Pakistan. This is Taliban territory. We land at a Forward Operating Base — delivered into the very personal, confronting war of America’s “Generation Y’. Most of…Continue reading Battlefield ER: The brutal life of a warzone medic