Archive for January, 2006

  • Bernier Of The North

    January 1, 2006 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTOS: G.R. Lancefield, library and archives canada—PA96482; JOSEPH-ELZÉAR BERNIER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C-023204; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C-025960 From top: Arctic and her crew visit Port Burwell at the mouth of the Hudson Strait in 1907; A dog team is used to explore Baffin Island in...
  • Walter Hose To The Rescue: Navy, Part 13

    January 1, 2006 by Marc Milner
    PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA062488; PA194187 Top: Walter Hose (second from left) attends a defence meeting in Ottawa in 1930; His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Skeena is launched from her builder’s yard in England in 1931. No naval officer was more integral to the early years...
  • Taking The Rough Land Of Sicily: Army, Part 62

    January 1, 2006 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA183278 A Canadian soldier leads pack mules forward. One of the original reasons for mounting Operation Husky, the July 1943 invasion of Sicily, was the hope that the conquest of Italian territory would hasten the fall of Mussolini’s government. On July...
  • Patrolling The Coasts: Air Force, Part 13

    January 1, 2006 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—CO28590 At least three flying boats can be seen in this photo taken at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, in 1921. Much of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s military flying after World War I had little application to preparations for WW II. A...
  • Train of Heroes

    January 1, 2006 by Mac Johnston
    Top panorama: The Remembrance Day Train was the longest passenger train in Atlantic Canada in many years; along the way WW II Canadian Women’s Army Corps veteran Edna Sampson, a member of North Rustico, P.E.I., Branch, and daughter Anita Mullins of Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S., take...
  • The Colour Of Remembrance

    January 1, 2006 by Jennifer Morse
    District 1 Commander Peter Winsor and Newfoundland and Labrador Command President Calvin Crane salute during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s. In my watercolour set, Payne’s grey is always the colour I run out of...
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