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  • Salty Dips Volume 11

    Some things pass. Some things change. Some just stay the same. by

    Among sailors, “to spin a dip” means “to tell a story.” The Naval Association of Canada - Ottawa Branch's Salty Dips series carries on this tradition by collecting entertaining and informative stories about the Canadian Navy as it is remembered by ...


  • Dear Bill

    Letters to Dad 1939 - 1945 The War Years by

    Dear Bill is, in many ways, a time capsule that illuminates and brilliantly colours the years of 1939-1945 from a uniquely Canadian pioneer perspective. Bill Treadgold was a young man from Kelowna, BC commissioned into the RCAF; while his war ...


  • Chasing Shadows

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    Karl is a survivor. The night bombings of Dresden when he was a child still haunt him to this day. The terrible whistling sound as the bombs fell through the sky. His mother held him tightly while covering their heads with a heavy blanket. Their ...


  • We Will Not Die Here

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    In this redemption tale, an unlikely friendship offers a glimpse into the resilience of the human spirit. During the Battle of the Bulge in the frozen winter of 1944, Henry Gerald Briggs, a deserting American soldier, stumbles across the German ...


  • Wind, Gravel and Ice

    Memoir of my Opa as a Canadian Soldier in Iceland during the Second World War by

    When Christina discovers her Grandfather’s diary years after his death, she is surprised to learn he had been stationed in Iceland as a young Canadian soldier in the early days of the Second World War. Intrigued, she sets out on a decade long ...


  • Let George Do It

    A Flying Officer's Journal by

    Imagine flying over Germany with flak lighting up the dark skies. So it was one night when the crew of the “Let George Do It” Lancaster bomber first experienced the Nazi “scarecrows”, rocket-like devices that burst into flame ahead of their aircraft ...


  • Blood and Glass

    Leaders of Vision in Medieval England and the Tragic 'What If' of Vietnam by

    What might the world be like today had President John F. Kennedy lived to be reelected? And is human nature a universal condition or one that changes with the society of its time? The profiles of four English royal leaders in the fifteenth and ...


  • The Soul's Journey

    Remembering a legacy of heroism & resilience. by

    “The Soul's Journey is a compelling and moving tale of a Polish family migrating to Canada after WWII and building a life for themselves in a prairie town in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Mary Shumilak beautifully contextualizes her parents' lives in ...


  • Ralph Douglas Clark – Atlantic Telegraph Cable Operator

    A Family Memoir by

    This heart-felt narrative, profusely illustrated with historical images and detailed captions, chronicles highlights in the life of Ralph Douglas Clark whose career as an Atlantic telegraph cable operator began in the tiny Nova Scotia seaport of ...


  • The Refugee

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    Anna Bruic nee Arndt, was born in 1938 into a working class family in Berlin. During her childhood, small pleasures are increasingly overshadowed by the horrors and atrocities of war - a highlight is a 1943 Christmas party in a bunker deep below ...