Archive for January, 2007

  • The Lady Boats

    January 1, 2007 by John Boileau
    PHOTOS: CSTMC/CN COLLECTION—CN003133; CSTMC/CN COLLECTION—CN005243; CSTMC/CN COLLECTION—CN001565; CSTMC/CN COLLECTION—CN001679 From top: Lady Rodney arrives in Montreal; fine furniture and white linen add elegance to the Lady Boat dining rooms; Lady Hawkins at Halifax; Lady Nelson, as a WW II hospital ship. From 1928 to 1952,...
  • In The Name Of Valour

    January 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: DAN BLACK AND ADAM DAY Clockwise from top: Valour Bridge was officially named in a ceremony on Dec. 1; serving members of the Canadian Forces and veterans participated in the unveiling; Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor, Mayor Larry O’Brien and Dominion President Jack Frost at...
  • Clearing The Gully: Army, Part 68

    January 1, 2007 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: FREDERICK G. WHITCOMBE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA107933 Canadians and their vehicles advance towards the Moro River in Italy on Dec. 10, 1943. Historians have tended to treat the battle for the Moro River–fought in Italy between Dec. 6 and 10, 1943–as a prelude to...
  • On A War Footing: Navy, Part 19

    January 1, 2007 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA104322 Captain E.S. Brand (third left) disembarks from a destroyer in 1940. It is conventional wisdom that the Allies entered into World War II unprepared. There is a kernel of truth in that: things might have been better. Certainly the strength...
  • Air Transport Lifts Off: Air Force, Part 19

    January 1, 2007 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: J. McNULTY, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA065566 A Lockheed Lodestar transport aircraft on a journey in May 1945. A look around the globe confirms that systematic and scheduled air transport in this country lagged far behind that of other countries. The United States had a...
  • Chilled By The Cold War

    January 1, 2007 by John M. Robertson
    ILLUSTRATION: DAVID BADOUR “If disaster be inevitable, make the best of it, is what Confucius is popularly supposed to have advised. No doubt Confucius said nothing of the sort, but during the Cold War that sentiment seemed, to many of us, to be the guiding...
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