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Honouring our heroes

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12.11.2019

Seventy-five years ago, the front page of The Guardian tells a different story about Island life than it does today.

The country was gripped in the Second World War. Many of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters were risking their lives overseas, defending and preserving our democratic way of life. And for family and friends still at home, the well-being of their loved ones overseas weighed on every moment of their daily life.

The front page of Saturday’s Charlottetown Guardian on Nov. 11, 1944, paints a picture of the war effort overseas. At the top of the page, in large bold letters, is the headline ‘Offensive spreads to 75mile front.’ The article from the Associated Press in Paris talks about the........

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