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When World War II Came to Canada

The sinking of the SS Athenia, seen here in Montreal Harbour in 1933, marked Canada's first losses in WWII when the ship was mistakenly attacked by a German U-boat. (National Archives of Canada)
The sinking of the SS Athenia, seen here in Montreal Harbour in 1933, marked Canada's first losses in WWII when the ship was mistakenly attacked by a German U-boat. (National Archives of Canada)

Early hours, Monday, September 4, 1939, almost exactly 75 years ago. Most Canadians are still asleep. They have no way of knowing that across the...




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