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Battlefield 1 in View

A couple of weeks ago I met with Jonathan Ore of CBC News to discuss the new Battlefield 1 video game, set in the First World War.  The end result was his piece about the historical value of the game, and a brief video.  They are both here at CBCNews.ca.

 

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What is this monument really memorializing?

A friend’s Facebook post recently brought me to this piece:

I’ve read a few things about the plans underway for the Monument to the Victims of Communism the federal government is helping establish on a large bit of land next to the Supreme Court. A couple of posts by Christopher Dummit on his Everyday History blog have links to several informative sources – one from December 2014, and one from this past January. A few weeks ago I was glad for a research piece about the origins and politics behind the planned memorial published by ActiveHistory.ca:

And if you want Rick Mercer’s take, you can read his “Monuments Men” rant here. (No doubt, the video version is available too.)

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