Archive for May, 2006

  • Mapman Of Temagami

    May 1, 2006 by D'Arcy Jenish
    AUTHOR: CRAIG K. MACDONALD; PROJECT SPONSOR: ONTARIO GEOGRAPHIC NAMES BOARD; PHOTOS: D’ARCY JENISH; DR. W.H. ELLIS, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA121317 Top: A detail from the Temagami map shows natives hunting and trapping. Above left: A teepee was built on Lady Evelyn Lake in 1897; Above...
  • Tunnelling Back To The Cold War

    May 1, 2006 by Pat Sullivan
    PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO The Diefenbunker’s massive vault. There are many ways to spend $14 during a visit to Ottawa, but anyone who makes the short trek to the Diefenbunker will probably conclude that the museum’s admission price is one of the National Capital Region’s bigger...
  • Moving Forward With Boforce: Army, Part 64

    May 1, 2006 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA177155 A tank, carrying Canadian soldiers, heads towards Potenza, Italy, in September 1943. When Operation Baytown–the Anglo-Canadian invasion of mainland Italy–was in the planning stages, Major-General Guy Simonds, the general officer commanding 1st Canadian Division, informed his brigade commanders...
  • Hunting U-boats From The Air: Air Force, Part 15

    May 1, 2006 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116719; PA107907 Top: A Canso flying boat observes the surrender of U-889 (left) to the Canadian navy off Nova Scotia in 1945; Bottom: A Liberator patrol bomber helps escort a trans-Atlantic convoy in 1943. In the Atlantic, the first four months...
  • PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA126721 Percy Nelles (front row centre) poses with other sailors on board HMCS Niobe in 1910. The worst years of the Great Depression followed the Royal Canadian Navy’s adventure in El Salvador (The Invasion Of El Salvador, March/April). The bottom was...
  • Land Of Hope And Glory

    May 1, 2006 by Jessica Swail
    ILLUSTRATION: Fred Sebastian When they piped Rig of the Day on that fateful morning in 1945, they ordered us to don our Burberries, not our greatcoats. It was springtime in Nova Scotia, and we had wakened to a fine day. In HMCS Protector, the naval...
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