Archive for May, 2007

  • Expo 67: Bringing The World To Us

    May 1, 2007 by D'Arcy Jenish
    PHOTOS: © LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—E000990870; E000990869; E001096688; E000990869; E000756918 Clockwise from top left: Expo’s symbol, representing people with outstretched arms; Expo 67 and some of its architecture; aerial view of Île Notre-Dame and Île Ste-Hélène; Habitat ’67; an elevated train–the Monorail–travels past the U.S....
  • Fattening The Fleet: Navy, Part 21

    May 1, 2007 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105509 S.S. Royalite (right) and various navy ships alongside the jetty in Halifax, August 1941. The outbreak of a general European war in September 1939 surprised no one, certainly not Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The previous years had...
  • Flyboys On The Ground: Air Force, Part 21

    May 1, 2007 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES—PL34287; KEN BELL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA145497 Top: All five of these airmen were able to evade capture in World War II; a member of the Belgian underground emerges from a hiding place, December 1944. Some of the most dramatic adventures of World...
  • PHOTO: TERRY F. ROWE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA-152839 Canadian soldiers eat Christmas dinner in Ortona, Italy, in December 1943. Most Canadians know very little about the role their country men played in the liberation of Italy, but mention Ortona and many can recall something about...
  • Defending Bomber Command

    May 1, 2007 by David Bashow
    Clockwise from top: A Halifax bomber crew poses for a photo during the late stages of the war; a Halifax B. Mk. I of 405 Sqdn.; the bomb-battered town of Cleve, Germany; a Canadian crewman stands beneath a Wellington bomber. PHOTOS: HALIFAX RESTORATION TEAM, TRENTON,...
  • Left For Dead

    May 1, 2007 by James Careless
    PHOTOS: CHRIS ATTRELL; JON DIRKS An old railway car and grain elevators offer a glimpse of the past at Rowley, Alta.; time and weather have transformed these farm buildings near Perth, Ont. Ghost towns. The words conjure up visions of abandoned outposts, tumbleweeds, rusted farm...
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