Archive for January, 2004

  • Fortress Louisbourg

    January 1, 2004 by L.D. Cross
    Sunlight washes over the historic King’s Bastion Barracks at Fortress Louisbourg. Inset: One of the fort’s restored gates. The entire Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, an 18th-century time capsule on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, sprawls over some 16,000 acres. Sixty acres within the...
  • George Broomfield

    January 1, 2004 by Jennifer Morse
    George Broomfield’s paintings depict airmen and the advance through Northwest Europe. From top: Transport With Supplies For 2nd Army In Belgium; French Farm, Normandy; 143 Wing, Second Tactical Air Force Move Into Eindhoven, Holland; Troops From Front Passing Through Norrey-En-Bessin, Normandy. Few artists saw what...
  • Canada And The Victoria Cross: Part 1 of 18

    January 1, 2004 by Arthur Bishop
    Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred Cannon to right of them Cannon to left of them Cannon in front of them Volley’d and thunder’d ­Alfred, Lord Tennyson Lieutenant Alexander Roberts Dunn, VC. ILLUSTRATION: Sharif Tarabay The Battle of Balaclava! An atrocious disregard...
  • The Aries Flights Of 1945: Air Force, Part 1

    January 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    After her modification for scientific research, Aries sits at a Canadian airport in 1945. Inset: Wing Commander Kenneth Maclure. In the closing months of World War II the Empire Air Navigation School, Shawbury, Shropshire, was more than a school; it was a centre for research...
  • It Began With Fish And Ships: Navy, Part 1

    January 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    From top: Before she was commissioned as a naval patrol vessel in 1915, Canada saw service as a fisheries patrol vessel. Here she is seen off Bermuda prior to 1910; Crew members of HMCS Niobe pause while on deck in this photo taken before World...
  • The Liberation Of Western Holland: Army, Part 50

    January 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    Canadian soldiers come to the aid of a comrade wounded by sniper fire near Laren in the Netherlands. The 5th Canadian Armoured Division–Major-General Bert Hoffmeister’s Mighty Maroon Machine–began operations in the Netherlands on March 21, 1945 when the Westminster Regiment (Motor) took over a sector...
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