Mr. Donald George North, born on May 19, 1938 in Ladner, British Columbia, passed away at age 80 on January 7, 2019. Donald was the loving husband of Deanna North. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sylvia Veitch and Helen Leibich. Donald is survived by his sons, Glen North and Sam North; and … Continue reading Obituary for Don North 1938-2019
More than 620,000 men and women served Canada during the 1st World War, an amazing contribution from a population of just eight million citizens. The Canadian Army stationed on the western front in France had a reputation as “shock troops”, soldiers who would carry out the hard fighting and fulfill objectives. (The post below was … Continue reading REMEMBERING MY GRANDFATHER HENDERSON A WWI VETERAN ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARS ARMISTICE
VIETNAM REVISITED Speech given by Don North at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY International Relations class taught by Prof. Ronald Spector, OCTOBER 16th, 2018 Wars are fought twice, once on the battlefield and later in the remembering. In that way, the Vietnam war, though it ended four decades ago continues as a battle of memory, history … Continue reading VIETNAM REVISITED
This video documents the last visit of Private Joe Ryan of the Royal Regiment of Canada to the beach that he and five thousand Canadian soldiers attacked on August 19, 1942. Nine hundred were killed and two thousand taken prisoner by the Germans. It was the first encounter with the enemy on the coast of … Continue reading Return to Blue Beach, Dieppe
“Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a Disgraced War Correspondent,” about World War II Canadian war correspondent Paul Morton, is a fascinating read that I only wish more Americans, whether journalists or historians themselves, knew about. From the opening pages of the book, Canadian author and broadcast journalist Don North makes it his personal mission to educate … Continue reading “Inappropriate Conduct” Review
“If they ask you why we died, tell them because our fathers lied.” Rudyard Kipling. By Don North, Washington D.C. August 19, 2018 The template for unashamed deceit of the news media in wartime is the disastrous raid on Dieppe August 19, 1942. The controversy over the lessons learned at Dieppe continue to this day, … Continue reading DIEPPE: TRUTH IS STILL A CASUALTY
I hope you will find some interesting reading here and some colorful photographs. Starting on the home page you wll read a synopsis of my book “Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a Disgraced War Correspondent.” There are also some reviews of the book and brief profiles of some of the amazing characters who make up the book. … Continue reading WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE!
Click below to see Don North’s YouTube videos. Inappropriate Conduct promo A book trailer for Inappropriate Conduct: Mystery of a disgraced war correspondent. By Don North. Embassy in Crisis To commemorate the recent 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the United States Diplomacy Center hosted a panel of eye witnesses to take us back to … Continue reading Videos!
You’ve read the book, now time for the movie! The first draft of the screenplay is available here for your perusal. Let me know what you think!
Canadian-American relations are at a new low following President Trump’s tax levy on Canadian steel and aluminum in the interest of U.S. national security. Washington journalist Don North, a dual Canadian-American citizen who has lived and worked on both sides of the border interviewed friends and reviewed Canadian press to gauge the depth of the … Continue reading CANADIANS TO TRUMP ‘NICELY’: WE’LL NOT BE PUSHED AROUND!!!