Archive for September, 2002

  • North To Alaska

    September 1, 2002 by Les McLaughlin
    A worker drapes his head with netting to keep insects at bay. I have no recollection of my first journey north over the Alaska Highway, although years after our 1944 bus ride my mother recalled that my shenanigans amused the Greyhound driver. We were travelling...
  • Horror Beyond Dieppe

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Robert Waddy   On Sept. 1, 1939–at the age of 18–I went to a party at a pharmacist’s home in North Vancouver. The pharmacist was a good friend who had given me the opportunity to train as a boxer above his drugstore. While at...
  • The Airman From The Crash

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by John Lewis   One of my favourite pastimes during World War II was riding my bicycle out to the Royal Air Force base situated a short distance from our house in Heston, England. As a young member of Britain’s Air Training Corps, I was...
  • In Her Majesty’s Service

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Rosalee van Stelten   It began in Winnipeg during the Great Flood of 1950. My schoolmates were stacking sandbags to keep back the swiftly rising waters of the Red River. Slight of build, I was not permitted to join them. Instead, I landed in...
  • Apple Country

    September 1, 2002 by Steve Pitt
    From top: Beautiful apples sparkle under the sun in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley; Apple grower G.T. Turnbull examines his harvest at Goderich, Ont., in 1900. Canada grows more than 30 million bushels of apples a year. Some of the most famous varieties in the world...
  • Thurston Topham

    September 1, 2002 by Jennifer Morse
    An Ammunition Column. Thurston Topham was Canadian by choice, not birth. Born in England in 1888, he emigrated to Montreal when he was 23. His British education prepared him for architecture and interior decoration, but after his experiences in World War I he decided to...
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