Author Archives: David Fuller

About David Fuller

Writer, historian and baseball guy. Also managing editor of the branch magazine, The Maple Leaf

Tim Cook and The Secret History of Soldiers

Canadian military historian Tim Cook spoke at the Dec. 15, 2018 branch meeting about his latest book, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War. He also shared his plans for a new book on the Second … Continue reading

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Andy Robertshaw on how we view the Great War

COBWFA favourite Andy Robertshaw made another visit to our branch and talked about looking at the war from the perspective of the time and what it meant to those who fought. He also described his latest project: turning the Hawthorn … Continue reading

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Where were you on Remembrance Day 2018?

Our next issue of The Maple Leaf is being expanded to include as much great coverage of member activities on November 11, 2018 as we can. It will be the final issue of our Centenary series, so let’s make it … Continue reading

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Tim Cook returns to COBWFA Dec. 15

Canada’s award-winning war historian Tim Cook makes a return to the Central Ontario Branch, WFA, to talk about his latest book, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.

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Ted Barris tells the Canadian side of the Dam Busters raid

Author Ted Barris was our guest speaker on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury in Oshawa. Here is a short interview with him, talking about his latest book Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi … Continue reading

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Last chance to make it into the final Centenary edition!

We are just about to close the special final Centenary issue of The Maple Leaf with coverage of branch activities around Remembrance Day 2018. We still have some room for photos of any local events you attended, but time is … Continue reading

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New Maple Leaf is out now

The Fall issue of The Maple Leaf is out this Saturday. Pick up your copy at our September meeting or look for it in the mail soon.

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Nova Scotia in the First World War – a video interview with historian Brian Tennyson

This short video interview with historian Brian Tennyson by The Maple Leaf Managing Editor David Fuller was shot outside Tennyson’s old high school, Malvern Collegiate in Toronto, where he was a student in the 1950s. He is professor emeritus at … Continue reading

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Norm Christie calls on remembrance community to band together

Author/Broadcaster Norm Christie spoke at the May 6, 2018 meeting at the R.S. McLaughlin Armoury. In a video interview afterwards, he explains why groups like COBWFA need to join other organizations across the country to urge the government to help … Continue reading

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Can you help ID this man’s unit?

I have recently been asked to identify the unit that this Canadian sergeant served with and I am wondering if any of our visitors can help.

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