Archive for September, 2005

  • The Remarkable Wright

    September 1, 2005 by Joseph G. Frey
    PHOTOS: HERBERT PONTING, ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY Wright after returning from Barrier. It was one of those serendipitous events during an eight-hour flight back to Christchurch, New Zealand, from Antarctica that I first came across a reference to Sir Charles Seymour Wright in Diana Preston’s, A...
  • The NCO Pilots: Air Force, Part 11

    September 1, 2005 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA62619 NCO pilot R.S. Grandy prepares for takeoff at Rockcliffe, Ont., in 1929. World War I British pilots were usually commissioned officers. Non-commissioned officer pilots were a rarity until 1918, and were still greatly outnumbered by officers. And so by late...
  • Beginning The Battle For Sicily: Army, Part 60

    September 1, 2005 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: FRANK ROYAL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA132777 Members of Royal Canadian Regiment consult a map at Piazza Armerina, Italy, in July 1943. This is the first of a series of articles examining the Canadian contributions to the Allied campaign in Sicily and the Italian mainland....
  • A Rump Of A Navy: Navy, Part 11

    September 1, 2005 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA29755 HMCS Shearwater (left) and HMCS Rainbow at Esquimalt, B.C., in 1910. When the enemy finally came to Canada’s shores in 1918, he ran amok through the fishing fleet and revealed the woeful inadequacy of the nation’s naval defence. Apart from...
  • Twin Centenarians

    September 1, 2005 by Graham Chandler
    PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C024878; EDMONTON.COM; ARLENE L. MARTIN Clockwise from top: Dutch immigrants clear away trees and brush before plowing new Alberta farmland in 1886; fireworks explode over Edmonton; a wheat field in central Saskatchewan. “I turn 100 this year,” says Priscilla Roland. “And...
  • Thoughts On Terrorism

    September 1, 2005 by Adam Day
    High on a ridge above an inaccessible valley in northern Iran sit the remains of Alamut castle, previous stronghold of the Assassins, history’s first political terrorists. Appearing in the 11th century, the Assassins were members of Muslim sects that used targeted assassinations against their enemies–Western...
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