Monday, May 25, 2009

History of young men at war

The Illustrated History of Canada gets a shout-out on one of the most widely-read American blogs, The Daily Dish. Huge bump in our royalties next reporting period? Je m'en doute. But it's fun to track the degrees of separation involved here.

And the historical point being made -- all the Canadians who volunteered to serve in the United States' war in Viet Nam -- reminds me of something that was pointed out to me last week: with every Canadian casualty in Afghanistan, the numbers of young men turning up at Canadian forces recruiting offices goes up.
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