Archive for September, 2001

  • A Killer Named Hazel

    September 1, 2001 by Steve Pitt
    Survivors work in teams to salvage valuables from a destroyed house. About half an hour before midnight, Marion Sherman was awakened by a strange noise coming from the Humber, a docile river which ran a few hundred yards from their farmhouse near Toronto. She asked...
  • Remembering Beaumont Hamel

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford A view of the Beaumont Hamel monument from the trenches preserved at the memorial park. They came from across the sea. The first Newfoundland detachment of two infantry companies sailed from their native land in October of 1914, outfitted with khaki wool...
  • War Connections

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Don Smith   I was 12 when I heard the news of the Allied victory in August 1945. The war was finally over and like a lot of people I greeted that major development with a wild cheer. Most of us understood that many,...
  • Close Call In Croatia

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Paul Gélinas   There are many incidents that occur during a United Nations peacekeeping tour that go by unreported. One such event happened in 1993 when our platoon-size UN patrol arrived in the village of Okucani, roughly 120 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, Croatia. At...
  • Captured In Stone

    September 1, 2001 by James Hale
    Federal Sculptor Maurice Joanisse translates a concept into a finished sculpture. “One of the best things about this job is helping to show the history of the country so people realize what we have here,” says Maurice Joanisse, Canada’s current official sculptor. As he speaks,...
  • Defence Requires Flexible Planning

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson PHOTO: M.CPL. ROBERT BOTTRILL, CANADIAN FORCES COMBAT CAMERA Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Hetherington (centre) discusses the work of the Provincial Reconstruction Team with rural leaders west of Kandahar. Prussian General Helmuth von Moltke once declared: “no plan survives first contact with the enemy.”...
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