Archive for July, 2007

  • Exploring David Thompson

    July 1, 2007 by D'Arcy Jenish
    PHOTOS: THE DAVID THOMPSON BRIGADE; ILLUSTRATION: C.W. JEFFERYS, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C073573 Clockwise from top left: A brigade logo; members of today’s David Thompson Brigade; a sketch of the explorer using a sextant to take an observation; a section of the Columbia River; one of...
  • The Arielli Show: Army, Part 71

    July 1, 2007 by Terry Copp
    PHOTOS: ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA201357; PA201776; PA177097 Clockwise from top: A Canadian tank kicks up the dust as it passes near Ortona, Italy, in early 1944; treating a casualty, Italy, January 1944; a Canadian private gets a haircut near Ortona, Italy, in January...
  • Flyboys In The Great Escape: Air Force, Part 22

    July 1, 2007 by Hugh A. Halliday
    ILLUSTRATION: ROBERT MARSHALL BUCKHAM, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM, 19850397-024 Clockwise from top: A painting, titled Card Game, depicts prisoners passing a bit of time; George Harsh; Wally Floody. The Great Escape has become almost an advertising cliché, from vacation planning to retirement programs. In spite of...
  • Dispatching The Destroyers: Navy, Part 22

    July 1, 2007 by Marc Milner
    PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA104242; PA104272; PA104438 Clockwise from top: His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Saguenay off Halifax in the fall of 1940; ratings man an anti-aircraft gun; a 1940 inspection of HMCS Restigouche. The German landings in Norway in April 1940 were a portend. The...
  • Bones In The Badlands

    July 1, 2007 by Dan Black
    PHOTO: DAN BLACK The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s cast of a woolly mammoth. In seconds the classroom in Red Deer, Alta., erupts into a loud and prolonged burst of “Ewwwww!” followed by a short, but audible, “That’s gross!” Tucked in between those expressions–and originating from somewhere...
  • Families Of Injured Soldiers Get Legion Support

    July 1, 2007 by Legion Magazine
    PHOTOS: DOMINION COMMAND Dominion President Jack Frost presents a $20,000 donation to Kathy Gregory for the Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany. Families visiting injured Canadian soldiers coming from Afghanistan can rest in some comfort with help from a $20,000 donation made by The Royal Canadian...
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