The Zimmerman Telegram-The Provocateur’s Poorly Perpetrated Ploy

When President Woodrow Wilson implored congress for a “war to end all wars” that would “make the world safe for democracy,” he made reference to the incursion upon United States neutrality in the German Empire’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare. Such warfare had has its incitation’s of military intervention in Europe overruled by Anti-War lobbies … More The Zimmerman Telegram-The Provocateur’s Poorly Perpetrated Ploy

Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain- Formation of New France

As many of you will know Canada and parts of the United States have historical ties to France. Today, Canada recognises French as an official language along with English and the recognised native languages of Chipewyann, Cree, Gwitch’ in, Inuinnqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and the Dogrib language. This post will explain the … More Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain- Formation of New France

…Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…Was it Espionage After All? The “War of Mirrors” in 17th century France and Venice

The society of 17th century Europe loved luxury items. And as it happens one of these artefacts brought two nations to conflict. There was not a war per se, but rather what perhaps could be considered one of he first espionage trifles in history. This is a story about how France and Venice became political … More …Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…Was it Espionage After All? The “War of Mirrors” in 17th century France and Venice

A Christmas Truce

So it’s that time of year again, we’ve all by now finished our scrumptious Christmas dinners, whether Turkey; Goose or vegetarian alternative (thankfully not banned this year as under Oliver Cromwell’s reign as lord protector in England, Scrooge), lost track of the amount of presents we’ve carefully wrapped; which are then subsequently ripped apart by … More A Christmas Truce