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George Lawrence Price – FWW Last to Die

George Lawrence Price was born in Falmouth, Nova Scotia, on December 15, 1892, and raised on Church Street, in what is now Port Williams, Nova Scotia. He lived in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, when he was conscripted on October 15, 1917.  He served with "A" Company of the 28th Battalion, Canadian
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The McAdam Shield Shovel

The McAdam Shield Shovel was designed to solve two issues on the battlefields of World War One.  Conceived by Ena McAdam, personal secretary to Sam Hughes, the Canadian minister for the Department of Militia and Defence in 1913, the shovel held the combined function to operate as a spade and
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General Richard Rohmer

Richard Rohmer was born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1924.  He led an quiet life until leaving high school.  His first job after school was with Fleet Aerospace in Ft Erie.  He developed a love of flying and in 1942.  At the age of 18, he signed up with the RCAF
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Lady Astor – The D-Day Dodgers

Let's talk  about Lady Astor of Britain and the United States.  Nancy, as she was never called to her face, was born Nancy Witcher Langhorne on May 19, 1879, in Danville, Virginia.  Her father was a wealthy businessman whose business depended on slave labor.  When the American Civil War began
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The Battle of Britain

The Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy
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The Battle of Britain Ceremony, Ottawa

I attended the Battle of Britain ceremony in Ottawa on Sunday September 17.  You couldn't help noting that the number of old vets is dwindling quickly. I met an 89 year old former Spitfire Pilot who flew with the RAF during the Battle of Britain.  He was made small by a creaky back
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