Category Archives: Canadian History

The Christmas Truce of 1914: not unique?

Speaking in 1963 for a BBC series on the Great War, the late author Henry Williamson, whose best-known work probably remains Tarka the Otter, gave some fascinating details about what he witnessed in December, 1914, when he was serving as a … Continue reading

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Man of many talents: Sir Frederick Banting and his legacy

Sir Frederick Banting (1891-1941) is undoubtedly a national hero in Canada, but his achievements also reached a global scale. Banting’s co-discovery of insulin – the treatment for diabetes – continues to save countless lives from what once was a deadly … Continue reading

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