August 28, 2014

Why Canada Cares More About the War of 1812

Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

The war played out in fits and starts along the shores of the Great Lakes, with soldiers succumbing to disease, hunger and the bitter cold almost as much as the bullets and bayonets of the enemy. Battles and skirmishes were chaotic and brutal. The infamous sack of Washington carried out by the British in 1814 was later justified as retribution for American "burnings" in various parts of Upper Canada, including the American pillaging of the city of York, now Toronto, in April 1813.

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