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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. West. Colonel Samuel Smith Below are Speaking Notes for the presentation about the History of Colonel […]

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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 to the Canadian Army for the war in Afghanistan. His article, “‘Was It Worth It?’ […]

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Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part (Partha Chatterjee, 2012)

“Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part.” These words are from the preface of The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012) by Partha Chatterjee. What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The above-noted book […]

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David Webster, who grew up in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), has a great recollection of local history dating back to the 1940s

Updates: Colleen O’Marra – see Comments at the end of this post – has added details about Police Chief Smythe that I read with much interest. For additional comments about Toronto-area postwar emergency housing, click here > [End]   I had the good fortune to spend a couple of hours on the morning of Dec. […]

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Our military men and women deserve a better deal

Cathy Richardson has forwarded a message concerned with military pensions. It’s a topic that I’ve thought about from time to time in the context of military history and the soldiers who do the fighting. I’m also reminded of a Nov. 10, 2013 Globe and Mail article entitled: “Veterans plan silent protests of government policies.” Forwarded […]

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Blood Telegram (2013): U.S. ’embrace of military dictatorship in Islamabad would affect geopolitics for decades’

I’ve posted an update to a previous post entitled What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The update at the latter post is in under the heading of Geographical imagination and reads: A Sept. 26, 2013 New York Times article reviews a book entitled The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (2013). Blurb […]

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Toronto Family History: For King and Country online link (with thanks to Ward 3, TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough)

Ward 3, Toronto District School Board Trustee Pamela Gough <Pamela.Gough@tdsb.on.ca> has shared the following link: For King and Country — A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven was the artist who designed the illuminated lists of Canadian soldiers (former students) displayed in schools, including in […]