Archive for November, 2004

  • The Haven Covenhoven

    November 1, 2004 by Valerie Knowles
    PHOTOS: John Woodruff, NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA–PA021681; Communications new brunswick; NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA–PA213804 Sir William Van Horne’s summer residence included the house (top) and a windmill; Sir William Van Horne vacationing in Cuba in February 1910. In 1890, the legendary railway baron Sir William...
  • Kingsmill’s Little Fleet: Navy, Part 6

    November 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA-PA167307 Trawlers and wooden drifters formed part of the East Coast patrol during WW I. On the day 100,000 men of the Canadian Corps captured Vimy Ridge in April 1917, the Royal Canadian Navy had 10 ships in commission and a...
  • Slaughter At St-Éloi: Army, Part 55

    November 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA, Walter B. Riddiford–PA145659 Canadian soldiers enjoy coffee on the Western Front in 1916. When the government of Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany decided to change the balance of power in Europe by military action, it did so in the firm belief that...
  • Preparing For The Past: Air Force, Part 6

    November 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA The Armstrong-Whitworth Atlas, used for army co-operation flying, joined the RCAF in the late 1920s. Army cooperation flying had been the central role of aircraft during World War I (Eyes In The Skies, March/April). In the interwar years, the Royal...
  • Dad

    November 1, 2004 by Jennifer Morse
    by Jean Peirson I remember the hustle and bustle that filled our house on the morning of November 11th. It was the 1960s and our small home in Summerside, P.E.I., was crowded: Ten kids, most of us dressed in Brownie, Girl Guide or cadet uniforms,...
  • Eye On Defence: Making Do Is No Solution

    November 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson PHOTO: ALAN ROWLANDS HMCS Windsor, one of Canada’s four new submarines, heads out to sea. The army is currently planning to spend some $600 million on converting its now virtually useless tracked Air Defence Anti-Tank System into a wheeled Multi-Mission Effects...
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