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|July 1, 2009

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On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe. When the disastrous raid was done, and the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead. Almost two…

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April 9, 2007 marks the 90th anniversary of the pivotal World War I battle - one that many historians view as the battle that defined Canada as a nation. At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers achieved what more experienced soldiers from Britain and France could not -…
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|February 1, 1999

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Did you know that the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the United States was discovered in New Jersey? Or that the Great Plains used to be swarming with swimming sea monsters? Readers can imagine what was in their own backyards seventy million years ago as…
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|September 1, 2014

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Hugh Brewster captures the remarkable heroism, sacrifice, and victories of Canadian soldiers during the Great War. All was not quiet on the Western Front during the last years of WWI. Soldiers faced mud, trench foot, bombardments, barbed wire, snipers, and poison…

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See below for English description. À Dieppe, le 19 août 1942, les troupes alliées battent en retraite après neuf heures de combat acharné. Elles laissent derrière elles 3 367 soldats, dont 2 752 Canadiens. Plusieurs d'entre eux sont morts et les autres seront…

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Historical fact and fiction blend in this riveting novel set aboard the Titanic . Fourteen-year-old Jamie Laidlaw is returning to Canada from England aboard the Titanic . In his four days on board, he busies himself with new friends, finding ways to explore the…

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Lors de la bataille de Vimy, les Canadiens ont réalisé ce que soldats français et britanniques, pourtant plus expérimentés, n'avaient pas su faire. Ils ont vaincu les Allemands et pris la position stratégique de la crête de Vimy. C'était la première fois que…

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See below for English description. Après leur triomphe sur la crête de Vimy, les soldats canadiens deviennent les troupes d'assaut de l'armée britannique. Malgré les tirs d'artillerie féroces, les gaz toxiques et l'explosion de bombes…

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See below for English description. À quatorze ans, Jamie Laidlaw revient au Canada. Il quitte l'Angleterre sur le Titanic qui fait son voyage inaugural. Mais le navire heurte un iceberg et sombre, emportant avec lui 1 500 personnes. La nuit du naufrage, Jamie…

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April 14, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The "unsinkable subject," the story of the giant ship that sank on its maiden voyage, has become one of our most potent modern parables and enduring metaphors. The image of the…

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A young soldier's gritty account of "the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history" - the tragic Dieppe raid of WWII Alistair "Allie" Morrison lets his friend Mackie talk him into enlisting for WWII, even though he's only 18. After months of endless…