Archive for September, 2001

  • Franz Johnston

    September 1, 2001 by Jennifer Morse
    During World War I, Franz Johnston painted endless skyscapes. Miniature airplanes lift and circle through watercolour clouds and the artist manages to defy gravity with every stroke. He is a master of perspective and if you could step into his canvas surely you would drop...
  • Eye On Defence: Time For A New Vision

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The Hercules aircraft has continued to be a Canadian Forces workhorse since they first started being acquired in the 1960s. As of this writing the Department of National Defence’s White Paper of 1994 remains the theoretical foundation of Canadian defence policy...
  • The Royal Military College:There’s No Place Like It

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black First-year cadets practice drill. It’s early and the fog is lifting from Lake Ontario. Rays of sunlight have broken through and turned portions of the old limestone dormitories into gold. Until you spot the tall young man with the short haircut, you...
  • New Site For War Museum

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps announces new museum site. It has been 13 years since Legion Magazine first called the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa a national shame. Now a handful of senior cabinet ministers, local members of Parliament and bureaucrats have...
  • The Long Range Of CFB Greenwood

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick An Aurora sits on the tarmac at CFB Greenwood. The planes and helicopters are old–some of the oldest in the Canadian Forces–but whether they’re used to check out a suspicious cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic, answer a distress call in the Far...
  • The Battle North Of Antwerp: Army, Part 37

    September 1, 2001 by Terry Copp
      Pipers play a lament at the burial of 55 members of the Black Watch following the fighting in October. On Oct. 2, 1944, General Guy Simonds, who had temporarily replaced an ailing Gen. Harry Crerar, issued his first directive as the acting commander of...
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