This year is the start of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. That means lots of people are talking about this often-forgotten battle for North America.
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It’s easy to focus on the brightly coloured uniforms, interesting people and exciting battles, but the war brought hard times to many, especially in what is now southern Ontario. Former neighbours and even family members were turned against each other. And it was a tragedy for America’s First Nations.
There’s so much to learn and explore about the war that we couldn’t pack it all in a regular issue. This one is twice the size!