Revisiting the Cold War

The Curious Trekker By Peter Johansen PHOTOS: DIEFENBUNKER: CANADA’S COLD WAR MUSEUM Planning and paranoia at the Diefenbunker I came of age during the Cold War of the 1950s, scampering under school desks for Emergency Broadcasting System drills. I knew it was serious stuff but had little more understanding of world politics than, “We’re...

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Ready, Aim, Fire Hands-on history at Kingston’s Fort Henry

The Curious Trekker By Peter Johansen I’m in a safe corner of the parade ground at Kingston’s Fort Henry, fresh from watching the carefully choreographed display of 19th century military might that is the fort’s daily garrison parade. My ears still ring from the rapid rifle fire—140 precisely timed shots—that ricocheted off the limestone...

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