Archive for January, 2008

  • Operation Medusa: The Battle For Panjwai

    January 26, 2008 by Adam Day
    Bravo clears a compound PHOTO: GRAEME SMITH Part 3: The Fall of Objective Rugby. Whatever the new rotation of Canadian soldiers were expecting to find when they rotated into Kandahar in August 2006, it wasn’t this. They had trained for counter-insurgency warfare, but what they...
  • Hockey’s Forgotten Pioneer

    January 18, 2008 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Hockey action at Montreal’s Victoria Skating Rink in 1893 PHOTO: NOTMAN AND SON/MOLSON ARCHIVES/LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA139443 James Creighton—the law clerk of the Canadian Senate for 48 years and a man who has been called “the inventor of hockey”—was one of history’s forgotten figures for...
  • Advancing on the Hitler Line: Army, Part 74

    January 9, 2008 by Terry Copp
    Canadian soldiers cross an open valley in Italy in May 1944. PHOTO: BARRY G. GILROY, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA141648 When General Harold Alexander issued orders for the spring offensive in Italy he instructed Gen. Mark Clark’s 5th Army to attack in the mountainous coastal sector,...
  • Canadians Against The Bolsheviks: Air Force, Part 25

    January 8, 2008 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Members of No. 47 Squadron of the RAF gather for a photo in Russia in 1919. PHOTO: RAYMOND COLLISHAW COLLECTION, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA203556 Historian Owen Cooke identified three levels at which a country interferes militarily in another nation’s conflicts. The first involves military advisers...
  • Government Announces Agent Orange Compensation

    January 6, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    The federal government has agreed to offer a one-time ex gratia payment of $20,000 to those who suffered as a result of testing with Agent Orange and other chemicals at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in the 1960s. The announcement was made Sept. 12 in Fredericton...
  • Unit Reunions

    January 1, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    ROYAL MILITARY POLICE ASSOC. (NORTH AMERICAN)–Sept. 12-15, Ottawa. Paul Dean, 208 Gledhill Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 5L1, 416-423-5198,...
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