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MICHAEL APPS -
July was for me, as is for many people, a month of travel and exploration. My travels took me to Ontario, where I, alongside a fellow history aficionado, explored the Niagara Peninsula and its surroundings. We were lucky to visit several important sites (both natural and man made), while also having the opportunity to have a true taste of summer. In between jaunts from shade source to shade source, moving through oppressively thick humidity, we managed to get a true feel for the area and appreciate its character. cont....
DIEPPE - AUGUST 1942
In the spring of 1940, Germany stood ready to launch an attack upon the west in an attempt to quickly bring the war to an end. Within a few short weeks the German Panzers broke through the French line at Sedan and drove through to the English channel, cutting off French and British forces in Belgium and forcing them to evacuate to England from Dunkirk. The rest of France quickly fell, well Britain with its empire held out alone refusing to negotiate. Hitler’s planned invasion of the British Isles was thwarted in the skies over England where the RAF turned back the Luftwaffe’s continuous attacks.
The August edition of Voyager is one of varied themes and discussions. With the advent of
our user-submissions section, we are excited to offer a greater number of
exposés, spanning a variety of themes in Canadian history. Instead of focusing
on a single issue in Canadian history, the August edition has three featured
articles which include an assessment of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of
1812, delightful insights relating to the Fathers of Confederation and a
perspective on the Canadian action at Dieppe. The August edition of
Voyager is the first step in our
pursuit of expanding the scope of our publication and realizing our ambition to
make Canadian history more interactive and accessible to all Canadians.
Our user-submissions section has been an exciting aspect of Voyager to develop in the past weeks. We warmly welcome everyone to participate in the discussion. With your submission to Voyager comes the opportunity to publish your ideas and interact with other Canadian history advocates, and potentially have your article inducted in to our permanent collection at www.canadahistory.com. Another stimulating addition to the August edition of Voyager is the ‘Hidden Histories’ section, where a local historical site will be highlighted and explored; this month features the delightful Ruthven Park, located in Haldimand County, Ontario. Last, but not least, the August edition features the first winner of ‘The Quiz’. This lucky winner will have the choice of a select number of books to enjoy. We hope you enjoy the August edition of Voyager and we look forward to further exploring Canadian history with you.