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Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Battle for Hong Kong, 1941

    Part 1 In the autumn of 1941 World War Two was raging across Europe, but the battles of the Pacific region were yet to come. Although considered of little strategic importance by Winston Churchill, the island of Hong Kong was considered defensible by some Canadian military leaders. On October 20th, 1941 the decision was made to send just over 2,000 Canadian soldiers to help defend Hong Kong from…

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New safety lines will allow staff to inspect Nonsuch rigging

Look up, way up… at the dust on the Nonsuch’s rigging and spars. Museum staff have not been able to climb the ship rigging since Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health regulations were amended several years ago. In order to address the stricter requirements, steel safety cables were installed in the Nonsuch Gallery two years ago. However, they turned out to be less usable than we hoped. As part of a…

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