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issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

The next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story is Canada’s Great Naval Battles. Help choose the cover by casting your vote.

The sea brought explorers, colonizers and navies from Europe to North America—as well as rivalries and wars. Life revolved around the sea and waterways, and naval power ruled. In the world wars, Canada built its own robust navy that could stand its ground with anyone. And today, the Royal Canadian Navy operates around the world. Join naval historian Marc Milner as he retraces Canada’s history—all from a nautical point of view.


Front Lines
How Churchill’s wartime speeches empowered the very people he appeared to loathe

How Churchill’s wartime speeches
empowered the very people he appeared to loathe

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

It is now a matter of public record that Winston Churchill was racist and worse. But what is less widely known is how his wartime speeches championing resolve, resistance to tyranny and the steadfast defence of freedom and democracy empowered the very people he appeared to loathe.

Churchill served two stints as prime minister: 1940-1945 and 1951-1955. But it was during those first five years, as France fell to Nazi Germany and Britain faced a daunting onslaught, that he rose to power, prominence and ultimate victory—largely on the blustery winds of some of the greatest speeches ever written.


Military Milestones
Getting the mail out

Getting the mail out

Story by Sharon Adams

During the Second World War, the Canadian Postal Corps delivered millions of letters and parcels to and from military personnel, earning the nickname The Morale Department.

“It was long hours and hard work,” said Harry Gower, who unloaded mail in England. But it was also rewarding. “They were always thrilled to get mail,” he said in a Memory Project interview. “It was a big deal for them, because you were away from your family for several years.”


World War 2 3-Pack
This week in history
This week in history

December 8-9, 1941

Japan bombs Hong Kong and Singapore in a prelude to invasion.


Arbor Memorial
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