Find-Share-Discuss: March/April 2014

John Harwood of Brighton, Ont., shares a wartime photo taken in Yarmouth, N.S. His father-in-law, Robert Jamieson, is in the photo, but unidentified. Robert went by his middle name Lionel and served in the air force, but there are also navy personnel in the photo. “My wife came upon the photo among her late father’s belongings. John believes Lionel served in a maritime anti-submarine reconnaissance squadron, which was based in Yarmouth during the Second World War... I thought this might be of historical interest to...
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    Normandy Tour: Juno Beach Route

    January 21, 2014 by Terry Copp
    The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will introduce a new generation of Canadians to events that have long stirred the imaginations and collective memories of veterans and their children. There will no doubt be extensive television coverage on June 6, centered on...
  • Youth place a wreath. [PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR]

    Remembrance in Regina

    January 1, 2014 by Tom MacGregor
    “There are veterans who like to talk and there are veterans who don’t like to talk. My father was one of the ones that didn’t like to talk,” said Regina Branch President Terry Duncan as veterans gathered in the nearby Shiners’ Club after the 2013...
  • Members of the Dominion Command Colour Party. [PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO]

    On My Honour

    January 1, 2014 by Adam Day
    In tribute to the lost, the wounded and their families on Remembrance Day in Ottawa At just past 11 a.m. on November 11th, four jets thundered over the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, an unmistakable signal that the 11th hour of the 11th day of...
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    Travelling through the interior of South Korea on the KTX high-speed train between Seoul and Busan, one cannot escape the hypnotic rhythm of the rising hills and valleys filled with rice paddies. “The hills—you never forget the hills,” I heard more than one Canadian veteran of...
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    A century ago, Alex Wilson of Killam, Alta., won a watch at a carnival. It was in his pocket when he enlisted and during the Battle of Passchendaele when he was wounded. The young stretcher-bearer returned to Canada with two things he loved—his bride, Leah Beatrice...
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    The Long Shock Of War

    November 4, 2013 by Dan Black
    The reverberations of war continue long after the last shell or bullet is fired. They roll outward—like waves from a blast— through one generation to the next. This is not what he would want me to do. My grandfather would not want me lying on this damp...
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