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Canada History Medicine World War One

The Tale of HMHS Llandovery Castle

Noncombatant servicemen and women are not free from danger.  Such was the case of the medical corps during World War One. Medical units were located close enough to the front to see and hear bombardments. Sometimes camps were bombed — either accidentally or on purpose — ambulances hit land mines, and hospital ships were sunk. One […]

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The Sinking of the Lusitania

The Lusitania is perhaps the most famous ocean liner to be sunk during World War One. At the start of the war, the liner was less than a decade old. Built by Cunard, the vessel, for a time, was the world’s largest ship. It also won the coveted Blue Riband award for crossing the Atlantic […]

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Titanic: The Halifax Connection

Everyone knows the story of the Titanic: The largest ship ever built, on its maiden voyage, hits an iceberg and sinks. There weren’t enough lifeboats on board, resulting in more than 1,500 passengers and crew dying.  But how many people know the story of what happened after the Carpathia rescued the survivors? Recovery The CS […]

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Hail the Magnificent Ocean Liners

Early 20th century ocean liners — unlike their poor cousins today, the cruise ship — were grand in scale, luxury and architecture. In the days before air travel, these liners escorted thousands of passengers around the world. The most popular route was between North America and Europe, a trip which in the 1910s took less than two […]

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