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May 1, 2015

Travelling About: May/June 2015

1. Visit Calgary and learn about Holland
The Military Museums in Calgary will be hosting a special exhibition of artifacts and photos relating to the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. There will also be video displays relating oral histories of the conflict from the veterans themselves, plus an exhibit dedicated to Dutch war brides.

Find-Share-Discuss: May/June 2015

A personal look at the Liberation of the Netherlands
Ann Meunier of St. Albert, Alta., sends a number of photos that her late father Albert Thomas Collins kept in a small box following his return from the Second World War. Collins was in the 3rd Canadian Army Infantry and participated in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.

On This Date: May 2015

MAY 1, 1938
The Canadian Tank School is transferred from Wolseley Barracks in London, Ont., to Camp Borden and renamed the Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles School.

The Russian Bear Looks North

It takes only a cursory glance at recent headlines to see that the Russian bear has not only awoken, but is angry, quite possibly rabid.
Not content to merely create chaos in rewriting the map of Eastern Europe, or to panic its neighbours farther afield with constant bomber flights across their flanks, the Russians have also recently turned their sights to the far north.

VE-Day in Pictures

Timeless images of relief and joy
It’s over! The guns in Europe are silent and the troops are coming home. As the news marking the Allied victory in Europe spreads from east to west, so does the party.

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