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The Battle of Hong Kong (December 8–25, 1941) was the first place Canadians fought a land battle in the Second World War.
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The Battle of Hong Kong (December 8–25, 1941) was the first place Canadians fought a land battle in the Second World War. To learn more about the Battle of Hong Kong, read “War Crimes” by Nathan M. Greenfield.
No one knew how to treat soldiers suffering from shell shock in the First World War, so doctors tried everything including shaming, blaming, and electric shocks.
Listen to a podcast about Bell Island, Newfoundland's, fascinating wartime history as a target of German U-boats.
In August 2011, the Korean Veterans Association of Canada held their final national meeting. Although nicknamed “the Forgotten War,” a special initiative is underway to ensure the stories and legacies of the Korean War are remembered for generations to come.
In 2011, on the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong, we revisited the terrible fate of the Canadians who were sent to protect the British colony.