Archive for September, 2007

  • The Sad Story Of Partridge Island

    September 1, 2007 by Linda Hersey
    PHOTO: MARK HEMMINGS/NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM COLLECTION—X13631 Partridge Island, viewed from Saint John. It’s considered one of the best-kept historical secrets in the country–Partridge Island, also known as Canada’s Emerald Isle. But unless you’ve got special permission from the Canadian Coast Guard, about the only way...
  • Operation Medusa: The Battle For Panjwai

    September 1, 2007 by Adam Day
    PHOTOS: DND; CHARLES COMPANY; ADAM DAY A Canadian soldier ducks as a helicopter lifts off during Operation Medusa. Inset top: across the Arghandab River, the area around the white school burns as the Canadians attack. Inset bottom: the town of Bazaar-e-Panjwai with Mar Ghar in...
  • Draining The Devil’s Brigade: Army, Part 72

    September 1, 2007 by Terry Copp
    PHOTOS: FREDERICK G. WHITCOMBE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA128977; R. NYE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA183870; FREDERICK G. WHITCOMBE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA167659 Clockwise from top: The First Special Service Force uses mules to transport supplies in Italy; FSSF members camouflage their faces near Anzio in 1944;...
  • Tales Of Flight: Air Force, Part 23

    September 1, 2007 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTOS: D.M. SMITH/LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA125359; CANADIAN FORCES—PL110312; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA065176 Clockwise from top: Flight sergeants imprisoned at Stalag VIII B prisoner-of-war camp pose for a photo; Flight Lieutenant Hubert Brooks; Canadian Red Cross parcels bound for prisoners of war. An article in the...
  • Starting Wartime Expansion: Navy, Part 23

    September 1, 2007 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA104282 St. Croix, St. Francis and Columbia were three of the over-age destroyers given to the RCN. The fall of western Europe to the Nazis by the end of June 1940 changed the nature of the war profoundly. Britain now stood...
  • Iceberg Wranglers

    September 1, 2007 by Graham Chandler
    PHOTOS: PARKS CANADA/W. LYNCH 01.10.19(20); PARKS CANADA/W. LYNCH; HIBERNIA MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD. An iceberg in Swale Tickle off Newfoundland. Inset left to right: Icebergs along the east coast of Bylot Island; Hibernia crew on a support vessel perform exercises outside St. John’s....
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