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November 1, 2011

How to Wear a Remembrance Poppy

It’s near the middle of the 2012 remembrance period and even though the poppy has been a symbol of remembrance since 1921, some people are

Legion Magazine Wins A Bronze Medal

Legion Magazine’s special interest publication WW I: The War That Shaped A Nation has won a  bronze medal at the Canadian Newsstand Awards held in

HONG KONG: The Inside Story Of Canada’s Role In A Doomed Garrison

Seventy years ago, on Dec. 7, 1941, Imperial Japan began its war against the West, attacking Pearl Harbor, Malaya and moving against Hong Kong. In the Crown Colony’s garrison were almost 2,000 Canadian soldiers, only recently arrived and scarcely acclimatized. For the next 18 days, they would fight for their lives against well-trained, well-equipped Japanese troops. For almost four years after the capitulation, the survivors would struggle to survive in brutal conditions as prisoners of war.

On This Date – November 2011

NOVEMBER 1, 1914: The best of the best from the fledgling Royal Naval College of Canada, Chief Cadet Captain Arthur Silver, Senior Midshipman W.A. Palmer, Malcolm Cann and Victor Hathaway are among those who perish in navy action off Coronel, Chile.

NOVEMBER 2, 1944: The 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade crosses the Walchern causeway linking South Beveland to Walchern Island in the Netherlands.

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