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Talk like a pirate day

On International Talk Like A Pirate Day acting raucous and a bit raunchy is to be encouraged!

The Foul Five

Who was a servant? Sadistic? Successful? Here are five nasty participants in a pirate-eat-pirate world.

Three faces of a swashbuckler

The terms pirates, buccaneers and privateers are often used interchangeably, but back in the day the distinctions were important.  

Pirates of the Atlantic

The East Coast of Canada had its fair share of bloodthirsty swashbucklers.  

Your Story: Power to the People

"Frenchie" Sibilleau helped electrify Manitoba's rural communities.  

Roots Quiz: Guess the performer

Can you guess the stage names of these Canadian performers?  

Shell Shock Through the Wars

No one knew how to treat soldiers suffering from shell shock in WWI. So doctors tried everything including shaming, blaming, and electric shocks. 

WWI: The Great War of the Mind

Military historian Tim Cook explores the history of shell shock, also known as the "storm centre" of military medicine.

WWII: The Long Road Home

Flying Officer Frank Rowan was presumed dead in 1945. Germany's surrender gave him a second chance at life.

Vietnam: Canada's Secret War

CBC Digital Archives takes a look at Canada's role in the Vietnam War.

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