Monthly Archives: October 2022

Poppy Campaign: Hockey Night with the DML

Once again Branch 25 is incredibly thankful that the Prime Moose, Sarah Price, has agreed to take some poppies and a poppy box and make them available at upcoming Digital Moose Lounge events.  The images below are ones that were shared by the organization from their “Hockey Night with the DML” which featured the Sharks vs. Leafs.

Below are some images from the event and I want everyone to note the poppies in each picture.

October with the JBC | Octobre avec le CJB

An item from the Juno Beach Centre that may be of interest to some members, in particular the digital remembrance event.

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Poppy Earrings | Boucles d'oreilles coquelicot
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Indigenous Veterans Lapel Pin | Épinglette des anciens combattants autochtones
Indigenous Veterans Lapel Pin | Épinglette des anciens combattants autochtones
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Original Watercolour | Aquarelle originale
Original Watercolour | Aquarelle originale
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Hockey Jersey Hooded Sweatshirt | Chandail à capuchon de hockey
Hockey Jersey Hooded Sweatshirt | Chandail à capuchon de hockey
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Poppy Toque | Tuque coquelicot
Poppy Toque | Tuque coquelicot
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Poppy Mittens | Mitaines Coquelicot
Poppy Mittens | Mitaines Coquelicot
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Archeologists uncover hospital artifacts at notorious PoW camp

An item from the Legion Magazine.

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Archeologists uncover hospital artifacts at notorious PoW camp


Archeologists have uncovered a rare set of artifacts from a former hospital at the site of a notorious prisoner-of-war camp where more than 40,000 Allied captives, including Canadians, died during the Second World War.

The dig was conducted in an overgrown area of what was once the Lamsdorf PoW camp—specifically, the principal subcamp of Stalag VIII known as Stalag VIIIB in what is now Łambinowice, Poland. The archeologists uncovered syringes, a razor fragment, underwear and uniform buttons, utensils and remnants of a heating stove.

“It was a part of the camp that had never before been the subject of field research,” said the project’s head, Dawid Kobiałka of the University of Łódź Institute of Archaeology in central Poland.

“Even the precise location of its individual buildings and their present state of preservation was unknown.”


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Trainbusting Canadians busting records in Korea


In late-October 1952, during the Korean War, HMCS Crusader joined the Trainbusters Club in Korea. Within six months, Crusader garnered the club’s championship for Canada.

The club was an informal competition between ships in the conflict which took out adversary trains.

“We had some of the finest gunners in the Canadian navy,” said Irving Larson of Crusader.

It began in July 1952 after an American destroyer, the USS Orleck, demolished two trains in two weeks. It was declared trainbusting champion and a challenge was issued to beat the score.

A ship could only claim trains if they destroyed the engine, regardless of how many rail cars were obliterated.


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Canadian War Experiences | Book Reviews | Medical Innovations | Our Latest Top Sellers

An updated table of contents from Canada’s History magazine, which has a couple of articles that may be of interest to members.

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Canada at war

From the Plains of Abraham to the Battle of the Atlantic, from women volunteers at home to a journalist tracing his father’s footsteps through a foreign conflict, a variety of stories about Canadian military history are told in new and recently published books.

In our latest themed reading list, we feature books authored by well-known historians such as Gwynne Dyer, Ted Barris and Tim Cook, alongside a detailed graphic history of a key First World War battle, a novel that portrays life in a war zone for younger readers, and several other titles. See the full list here.

Medical discoveries

This month’s book giveaway is for one of the titles included in the above-mentioned Canadian military-history reading list, courtesy of Allen Lane. All recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War, by Tim Cook.

Based on extensive research and unpublished letters, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers illuminates how the carnage of battle gave birth to revolutionary medical innovations and brings to light shocking revelations and the hidden history of Canadian health care.

You can also read Cook’s related feature article “A Great Machine of Healing” in the October-November 2022 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

Canadian history journeys

You can read the latest book reviews from Canada’s History magazine on our website — and, when you make purchases after linking to Chapters-Indigo from our website or from the Reading Den, Canada’s History Society receives a commission that supports our publishing and educational programs.

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  2. The Boy in the Woods: Survival in the Second World War
  3. Tales from the Homestead: Prairie Pioneers, 1867–1914
  4. The Lost Prime Ministers: Macdonald’s Successors
  5. 305 Lost Buildings of Canada
  6. Atlantic’s Last Stop: The White Star Line’s Worst Disaster before Titanic
  7. Serpent River Resurgence: Confronting Uranium Mining
  8. Owóknage: The Story of Carry the Kettle First Nation
  9. Toronto: Biography of a City[paperback]
  10. Mining Country: A History of Canada’s Mines and Miners
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PUBLIC LECTURE: The Domestication of Human Trafficking in Canada with Katrin Roots

Members may be interested in this talk that is being broadcast in Zoom tomorrow.

Katrin Roots & The Domestication of Human Trafficking in Canada
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FALL 2022


Domestication of Human Trafficking in Canada

27 October @ 7:00 pm ET
Human trafficking is an issue that has garnered significant attention in Canada and globally, following the enactment of the United Nations’ Trafficking Protocol in 2002. Expansive laws, policies and mandates against trafficking were put into place following Canada’s ratification of the Protocol. This talk will examine some of the impacts of these efforts over the past twenty years, including how trafficking has come to be defined, and its impacts on sex working, migrant and racialized communities.

This hybrid event will be hosted in-person and broadcasted live via Zoom.

If you would like to attend in-person, the event will take place at 232 King St N. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

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Book Launch: Amy Milne-Smith Presents “Out of His Mind”

26 October @ 4:30 pm ET

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Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: A Medical History of the Great War

1 December @ 7:00 pm ET

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Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory

11 January @ 7:00 pm ET

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