Archive for November, 2006

  • From Saddle To Surveying

    November 1, 2006 by Ray Eagle
    TOP PHOTO: GERALD ANDREWS; BOTTOM PHOTOS: COURTESY OF MARY ANDREWS Top photo: Members of Gerald Andrews’s team explore the B.C. interior in 1925; (bottom left) Andrews during WW II; (bottom right) Andrews (right) taught Cree-speaking Métis children at the Kelly Lake school in the 1920s....
  • The Roots Of Expansion: Navy, Part 18

    November 1, 2006 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA176296; PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES HMCS Fraser plies the waters near Vancouver in 1938; (inset) Admiral Percy Nelles. Walter Hose’s fleet plan was finally completed just as German troops pushed into Poland in 1939 and plunged the world into another world...
  • Overcoming The Moro: Army, Part 67

    November 1, 2006 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA141301; PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA114485; PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA140560 Clockwise from top: Five graves of Canadian soldiers are dug on the outskirts of San Pietro, Italy; mud slows the advancing troops; German prisoners are searched near the Moro River....
  • The Flying Newfoundlanders: Air Force, Part 18

    November 1, 2006 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES—RE12820; PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES—PL57231; PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES—PL9311 Clockwise from top left: Newfoundlander Roy S. Grandy worked as an air force instructor in 1922; Allan Ogilvie was a decorated bomber navigator in WW II; Newfoundland air force trainees (from left) Cyril Crummy, Sebastian Farrell...
  • Grandpa’s Silence

    November 1, 2006 by Sandra M. Walton
    ILLUSTRATION: STEWART SHERWOOD My grandfather, Alan Hanchard, was a quiet, reticent man who seldom mentioned World War I. So I was pleased and somewhat surprised when he agreed to provide me with information on the war for an essay I had to prepare for a...
  • A Tapestry Of Sacrifice

    November 1, 2006 by Eric Potts
    As a child I was always fascinated by those grainy pictures in history books of American Civil War veterans who lived well into the 20th century–50, 60 and even 70 years after their war experience. As I looked closely at their faces I wondered what...
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