Archive for May, 2001

  • Mapping The Mountains

    May 1, 2001 by Jeffrey S. Murray
    Topographer James McArthur and assistant W.S. Drewry carry photographic equipment to a mountaintop in 1887.   In the fall of 1910, an inconspicuous wooden box, measuring about a foot square, arrived in the basement shipping rooms of Department of the Interior, the Ottawa-based federal agency...
  • Training For Trouble

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   “Don’t puke on the grass!” yelled the physical training instructor. I turned my head toward the pavement. “Don’t barf on the pavement!” shouted the same instructor. To hell with you, I thought to myself as I let it go halfway...
  • A Hot Night In The Zone

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Robert Burns   On July 20, 1974, Turkey’s military invaded Cyprus in response to an ill-fated military coup aimed at bringing about the union of the Mediterranean island with Greece. During the invasion, the Turks sent thousands of troops in by sea and air...
  • The Sweet Escape

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Jennifer Trewartha   During World War I, my grandfather, Private Thomas P. Harris, served as a medic with 6th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps. By Christmas 1917, the young man, who had been born in England and raised in Montreal, had seen action...
  • Charles Comfort

    May 1, 2001 by Jennifer Morse
    Piazza Plebiscito, Ortona, Italy. War artist Charles Comfort was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1900, and moved with his family to Winnipeg when he was 12. He studied art in Winnipeg, New York and the Netherlands, and as a young artist often painted with members...
  • Forces Fighting From The Ropes For More Funds

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Defence Minister Art Eggleton chats with Charles Belzile, chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations. A cash-strapped Canadian Forces, nursing outdated equipment and poor morale, has been given a pep talk to boost its flagging spirits by Defence Minister Art Eggleton, who...
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