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Voices of Courage

This 2010 CTV Remembrance Day special features four veterans who share their personal experiences of war, carnage and courage, and the toll it has taken on their lives as survivors. The video features Pat Stogran, Canada's Veterans' Ombudsman, who shares his stories of serving in Bosnia and Afgha...

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Waging Peace: Canada in Afghanistan

In 2006, Canada takes on a larger role as Canadian troops are deployed to Afghanistan. Troops are sent to Kandahar province, where most of the fighting takes place. The Afghanistan mission creates more controversy in Canadian history than any other military intervention and the casualty count con...

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The Birth of Israel

On May 14, 1948, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion announced the establishment of the state of Israel. The events of 1948 are a triumph for the Israelis; however, for the Palestinians it is the beginning of the 'naqba' or, being driven from their homeland. Within 24 hours, the Egyptian, Jordanian a...

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Amira Wasfy

When Amira immigrated to Canada from Egypt with her young family she had big dreams for her new life here. Years later, following her divorce, she found that she could not travel home to Egypt because of an antiquated Egyptian law that prevented Egyptian women travelling without their husband's c...

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Bessie Pino

On September 11, 1973, when Bessie Pino was 15, she and her family in Chile listened to the radio as bombs from the Chilean army fell around their President, Salvadore Allende in the Presidental Palace as he gave his last address. The military coup that many Chileans feared was a reality. After 3...