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Remembrance Day - November 11

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Buzz, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    I know it is a bit early but I wanted to post some of the links I found. There are all sorts of specials on tv right now and articles in the papers that are worth reading.

    Two personal stories from the Bataan death march:

    Navajo code talker dies:

    Downtime photos of WW1 on display:

    The real inglorious bastards:

    The Indian princess who spied for Britain:

    Canadian WW2 bomber, Aldred Brenner, tells his story:
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  2. TygerLily

    TygerLily Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I saw a news story on Noor Khan last night or this morning -- on CTV or CBC? She sounds like she was an amazingly strong woman.
  3. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    If it was the same story I saw then it was on CTV National News last night. I had never heard of The Princess Spy before either, but she certainly was an amazing lady from everything we were told in that piece.

    BTW, Noor translates to the word "light". I know that thanks to Queen Noor of Jordan. Anyway...When I heard the name of this amazing lady last night and how she tried to help bring about the end of the Nazi occupation of France, I had a case of the chills knowing the English meaning of her name.
  4. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    Watching Anderson Cooper on CNN and just saw an ad for one of the 10 finalists for CNN's Heroes thing they do every year. Mary Cortani's been nominated for her work she'd done w/her Organization that helps Vets w/PTSD not only matched w/a Service Dog, but to also train them. To watch not only her profile, but also videos showcasing the work of her Organization and just what an Iraqi/Afghanistani Veteran suffering from PTSD goes through on what to us would be a simple run to the grocery store, just follow the link below...

    CNN's Heroes ~ Mary Cortani

    The work she does is just incredible, and as she says in the pieces, this is the work she was meant to do and God bless her for it.
  5. Skate Talker

    Skate Talker Replaced the display under my name

    Last night I PVR'd a program but haven't had a chance to watch yet. It sounds like an incredible story. Here's the info from the online guide for a program called A Hero's Journey.

    Profiling Albert Thomas, a First Nations war veteran, as he discovers that his Chase, B.C. neighbor is one of the two children he saved in war-ravaged Holland. (Documentary)
  6. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    I saw that either last year or the year before Skate Talker. It's *really* good, but make sure you've got Kleenex when you watch it. You'll need em.

    The History Minutes now have a new home at the Historica-Dominion Institute's web site and here are links to some of the Minutes concerning our Military History...

    Richard Pierpoint and the Black Loyalist Forces of the War of 1812

    Andrew Mynarski VC

    The Halifax Explosion

    John McCrae and the creation of In Flanders Fields

    D Day and Canada's Landing Sector : Juno Beach

    Marion Orr

    Mona Parsons

    Vimy Ridge

    Osborn of Hong Kong VC

    Tommy Prince

    Valour Road

    Pauline Vanier

    That one has more to do w/how the Vaniers fought and helped the causes of refugees over the years, but this History Minute is set during the time of WWII.

    Last, but w/out a doubt not least...

    A Bear Called Winnie
  7. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

  8. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

  9. taf2002

    taf2002 zexy demon

    These hero stories are great, but we can't forget the ordinary soldiers who are our fathers, husbands, sons, uncles, etc, who fought & died in these wars. They are all heroes. My college roommate's father was part of the death march on Bataan. My own father was in WW2 & Korea. My cousin was killed in Viet Nam. I'm remembering them today.
  10. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    Tonight's W5 was just promo'ed on the supper hour cast and they're going to be showing a story on how a Canadian program is pairing Afghanistan Vets w/their own Service Dogs to help them w/their battles w/PTSD. Not sure if this works outside of Canada, but posting the link in the hopes it does...

    W5 ~'Dog tags' takes on new meaning in program for soldiers with PTSD

    It's on at 7pm EST, but check your local listings for the time in your area.