Archive for March, 2006

  • The Dead Of Grosse Île

    March 1, 2006 by John Boileau
    PHOTO: G. TAYLER, PARKS CANADA—H.05.46.09.01(08); ILLUSTRATION: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C006556 Sun and shadow sweep across Grosse Île and its Celtic Cross (lower left). Inset: A sketch of passengers on board a ship. The 19th century saw vast numbers of immigrants come to Canada in search...
  • Canada’s Eye Witness

    March 1, 2006 by Tim Cook
    PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA022967; ANDREW M.K. ALEXANDER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA195987 Lord Beaverbrook (centre) poses with officers and ladies during WW I. Inset: Beaverbrook (second right) outside Canadian Cavalry Brigade headquarters in France in August 1916. The officer on the far left is Gen....
  • Eastern Air Command: Air Force, Part 14

    March 1, 2006 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTOS: CANADIAN FORCES—PL2730; PL23463 A flying boat from 5 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron patrols over an Atlantic convoy; Inset: Squadron Leader Clare L. Annis. The Royal Canadian Air Force was not wholly unprepared when it entered World War II. The force had been receiving newer aircraft...
  • Into Italy: Army, Part 63

    March 1, 2006 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA130247 Canadian armour arrives on the shores of the Italian mainland in September 1943. While the men of 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade were fighting for the high ground overlooking the Sicilian town of Adrano, Winston Churchill, Britain’s prime minister,...
  • The Invasion Of El Salvador: Navy, Part 14

    March 1, 2006 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA115369 HMCS Aurora (foreground) with either HMCS Patrician or HMCS Patriot at Esquimalt, B.C., in 1921. One of the earliest objections to the establishment of a Canadian navy was the fear that it would involve Canada in situations far removed from...
  • The Lure Of The Miramichi

    March 1, 2006 by Linda Hersey
    PHOTOS: SANDRA RHODDA, COMMUNICATIONS NEW BRUNSWICK; BRIAN ATKINSON, COMMUNICATIONS NEW BRUNSWICK An angler tries his luck near Doaktown, N.B.; Inset: Anglers talk of fish during a break along the river. In an explosion of majestic silver strength, the huge fish leaps from the sun-dappled water...
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