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Canada buys rare War of 1812 collection for $573K

Ann Macmillan, chief of CBC's London bureau, is shown a large collection of letters and maps owned by Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. The items were auctioned in one block Wednesday for almost $700,000. (Ellen Mauro/CBC)

Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

Two women munition workers operate a shell case forming machine during the First World War at the New Gun Factory of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London., Lewis G P

The Armenian massacre, refers to the deliberate killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during and after the First World War implemented through massacres, deportations and forced displacement which were marches under harsh conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees. Researchers estimate that the number of victims range between 1 and 1.5 million. Three individuals were responsible for the genocide. These were called the ‘Three Pashas’ Mehmed Talat, Ismail Enver, Ahmed…

Newswise — Diaries belonging to a Civil War soldier who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln have been digitized and published by UC Merced's Kolligian Library.