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Military history mural at Small Arms Building will be moved to building facade

Update The mural has been moved to the inside of the Small Arms Building. [End of update] Mural at Small Arms Building I have spoken about the mural at the front of the Small Arms Building in previous posts including … Continue reading

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Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective (2010). Policing has a relationship to military history.

The history of policing has a relationship to military history. Both realms – policing and the conduct of warfare – concern themselves with the management of violence for strategic purposes. I first became interested in military history when I began … Continue reading

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Military history mural at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East contends with gusts of wind and forces of gravity

Update: Ward 1 Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey has informed us: “We will be moving the Mural to the building facade in the spring.” [End of update]   I enjoy visiting the military history mural at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East … Continue reading

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Military history mural at Small Arms Ltd. building in Mississauga

I much enjoy viewing the mural, related to military history, located at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga. This is an impressive and engaging work of art, presented in what I like to characterize as an open-air art gallery. … Continue reading

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The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947 (1999) & The Struggle for Tibet (2009)

This post concerns The Struggle for Tibet (2009) and The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947 (1999). Underlying themes concern storytelling, in the presence or absence of evidence, and the history of Communism. The introduction, which … Continue reading

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A History of Long Branch (Toronto) – DRAFT 4

Long Branch Rifle Ranges, Long Branch Aerodrome, Long Branch Racetrack: What do they have in common? What the rifle ranges, aerodrome – Canada’s first aerodrome; it was located beside the rifle ranges, in Mississauga – and racetrack have in common, for … Continue reading

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History of Colonel Samuel Smith

This post is concerned with one of the topics at the June 13, 2015 Long Branch Fest Community Storytelling Panel that will be taking place starting at 8:00 pm at the corner of Twenty Ninth Street and Lake Shore Blvd. … Continue reading

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1989 was a critical year in the history of Eastern and Central Europe, and of the world

Twenty-five years ago in the summer of 1989, I travelled to the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia  – at that time still under occupation by the Soviet Union. I also travelled to Sweden, which had maintained a state … Continue reading

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A History of Subways on Bloor and Queen Streets (toronto.transit.on.ca)

David Juliusson has shared with us the text of a blog post at toronto.transit.on.ca entitled: “A History of Subways on Bloor and Queen streets.” [Click on the link in the previous sentence to access the post.] The opening paragraphs read: … Continue reading

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“Was It Worth It?” Canadian Intervention in Afghanistan and Perceptions of Success and Failure – Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1

The article that is the topic of this post notes that Sean M. Maloney, PhD, teaches History at the Royal Military College of Canada, and has also taught extensively in its War Studies Program. He is currently the historical advisor … Continue reading

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