Maritime Region

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Bamboo Cage

The P.O.W. Diary of Lieutenant Robert Wyse, 1942-1943

In 1942, RAF flight controller Robert Wyse became a Japanese prisoner of war on the island of Java in Indonesia. Starved, sick, beaten, and worked to near-death, he wasted away until he weighed … 147 View

Captured Hearts

New Brunswick's War Brides

Imagine you’re a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war … 148 View

New Brunswick and the Navy

From the seafaring battles between the British and the French of the 1640s to the privateers of the War of 1812, from the merchant ships of the Second World War to the construction of the … ; 156 View
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Rebuilding Halifax

A History of the Halifax Relief Commission

Using the perspectives of law, politics, public policy and intergovernmental relations, historian Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency that took the … 226 View
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The Attack on Nova Scotia’s Schools

The story behind 25 years of tumultuous change

Nova Scotia’s public schools and their students have faced dramatic conflict and drastic change over the past 25 years. While critics charge that schools are failing kids, teachers have … 180 View
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Unicorn in the Woods

As tech investors the world over search for elusive unicorns (start-ups valued at over $1 billion), acclaimed business journalist Gordon Pitts asks whether there can be a place for high-tech … 264 View
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Foreword

From: The Attack on Nova Scotia's Schools

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Into Battle

From: Bamboo Cage

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In the introduction, Vance provides background on the journal’s author, Robert Wise, a flight controller in the Royal Air Force. 8 $0.80 Add
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Introduction

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The introduction provides a brief overview of the history of the Halifax Relief Commission and it’s activities over the course of its six-decade existence. 12 $1.20 Add
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When Brian Met Chris

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In the introduction, Pitts describes a consequential meeting of two tech enthusiasts in New Brunswick. 6 $0.60 Add
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From: New Brunswick and the Navy

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They Found Love in War

From: Captured Hearts

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The introduction expands on the phenomenon of Canadian War Brides, provides an overview of the term "war brides" in Canada and its history, offers statistics on the phenomenon, and … 16 $1.60 Add
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Early Days

From: New Brunswick and the Navy

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This chapter explores New Brunswick’s early history, and the importance of the sea and ships in this history. It discusses early European settlements, tensions and battles on both land and … ; 17 $1.70 Add
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British War Brides

From: Captured Hearts

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Chapter One explores the experiences of New Brunswick servicemen while overseas in Great Britain as well as the experiences of civilian women across Great Britain throughout the Second World War. … 16 $1.60 Add
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Halifax Relief

From Citizen’s Committee to Government Commission (1917-1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 1 Discusses the immediate aftermath of the explosion of the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbour. The chapter describes how, within hours of the catastrophe, local government and business … 29 $2.90 Add
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Malang Prison Camp

From: Bamboo Cage

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This section of the diary covers Wyse’s time in Malang Prison Camp, where the prisoners were mistreated and abused by their captors, and suffered from malnutrition and disease. 24 $2.40 Add