Archive for March, 2003

  • The Alberni Tsunami

    March 1, 2003 by Darrell Ohs
    Buildings, docks and other structures were damaged beyond repair in the 1964 Tsunami. Cars were scattered like toys. Shortly after midnight, 17-year-old Linda King was getting ready for bed when she heard the sound of water outside her bedroom window at 189 River Road in...
  • The Ex Files

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Gerald W. Sigrist From top: HMS/M Explorer enters Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1960; HMS/M Excalibur performs a high-speed run in 1959; HMS/M Excalibur arrives at Cambelltown Harbour, Scotland; Submariners at work in the motor room of one of two experimental submarines fuelled by high-test peroxide....
  • A Front-line Soldier

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Arthur Ament I joined the war effort in February 1916 while working in Tavistock, a small town located in southwestern Ontario between New Hamburg and Stratford. Myself and 11 other young men travelled to Woodstock, and I have a picture postcard of the group....
  • Landing The Big One

    March 1, 2003 by Tom MacGregor
    Mexico’s Juan de Dios de la Torre and fisherman Dick LeBlanc celebrate after landing a 655-pound tuna in September 1957. The bluefin tuna is one of the giants of the deep sea. Very active and strikingly colourful, it can sprint at a speed of 80...
  • Arthur Nantel

    March 1, 2003 by Jennifer Morse
    Arthur Nantel’s war art captures life as a PoW during World War I. Christmas Eve in Geissen Camp. Arthur Nantel began his career as a commercial artist in his home town of Montreal, and although he had no formal training he spent a lifetime earning...
  • Leaving The Air Force Up In The Air

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The Royal Canadian Air Force first obtained its Hercules aircraft in the 1960s and has continued to upgrade them to meet new requirements such as air-to-air refuelling of CF-18 fighters on long flights. Towards the end of 2002 it became clear...
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