One of the storied stands of the Canadian military was at the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in December 1941.
Wong Nei Chong Gap, scene of one of the fiercest encounters in the battle for Hong Kong. Here a company of the Winnipeg Grenadiers held out for several days against all odds.
An interesting MIT site covering the Sccond Opium War: Click Through Here
A new era arrives in the South Pacific as China flexes military might. Click Through Here
For those interested in investigating further, MIT has a great site on the Opium Wars: Click Through Here
Trade Balance for 2016
Goods: USA had a trade deficit of $12.1 billion with Canada
Services: USA had a trade surplus of $25 billion with Canada
Net: ~$13 billion surplus
Figures from the Office of the United States Trade Representative Click Through To Site Here
For the first time in centuries, and probably for the last time for centuries, the traditional site of Christ’s tomb under the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was explored during the recent restoration of the facility. Results are, of course, inconclusive, but very interesting. Click Through Here
The inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe may well have lived here in this very cave on Isla Robinson Crusoe. ( 33°37’15″S 78°50’49″W for the GPS inclined!)
Eroni Kumana found Lieutenant Kennedy and his crew six days after the wreck of PT-109.