Archive for March, 2007

  • The Colonel's Canal

    March 1, 2007 by Chris Balicki
    PHOTOS: JAMES BALLANTYNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA133871; W.A. CURRENT, PARKS CANADA—H.06.338.08.10(7); F. CATTROLL, PARKS CANADA—H.06.338.08.10(04); P. MORIN, PARKS CANADA—H. From top: An early depiction of the locks at the Ottawa end of the Rideau Canal; an aerial view of Jones Falls; many of the locks...
  • Into Ortona: Army, Part 69

    March 1, 2007 by Terry Copp
    PHOTOS: LT. TERRY ROWE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116852; TERRY ROWE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA114030 Clockwise from top: Canadian infantry advance into Ortona, Italy, in December 1943; Canadian soldiers in Ortona; jeeps destroyed by enemy fire. When Lieutenant-General Harry Crerar–a veteran of World War I–arrived in...
  • Bridging The Ocean: Air Force, Part 20

    March 1, 2007 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116061; FREDERICK G. WHITCOMBE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA140094; NICHOLAS MORANT, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA160861 Clockwise from top: Firemen soak down the wreckage of a Liberator after it crashed in downtown Montreal in April 1944; airmail is unloaded in Italy; Air Chief...
  • The First Convoys: Navy, Part 20

    March 1, 2007 by Marc Milner
    PHOTOS: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA104030; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA095712 Clockwise from top: HMCS Skeena arrives at Plymouth, England, in May 1940; Commander E.R. Mainguy was assigned to HMCS Ottawa after he was commander of HMCS Assiniboine; HMCS St. Laurent also helped escort...
  • Full Steam Ahead

    March 1, 2007 by James Careless
    PHOTOS: HCW STEAM TRAIN Clockwise from top left: The HCW Steam Train chugs towards Wakefield, Que.; tour guide Maxime Fortin greets passengers; locomotive No. 909 steams along the Gatineau River. Imagine a perfect day trip on a real train–on a train pulled by a working...
  • Maintaining Our Air Power

    March 1, 2007 by David J. Bercuson
    PHOTO: LOCKHEED MARTIN Technicians are assembling the first F-35 fighter aircraft, now called the Lightning II, in Fort Worth, Texas. The story out of Ottawa in December that Canada had agreed to put an additional half billion dollars into the new stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft...
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