Archive for March, 2008

  • Keeping Busy At The Wascana Centre

    March 21, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Ask what makes this place home, and easy smiles steal across the faces of the veterans enjoying a soft drink or brew at Happy Hour on one of the veterans’ units at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre (WRC) in Regina. “What makes it home to me is...
  • Helping To Buy Shoes For Afghan Children

    March 19, 2008 by Adam Day
    Life is hard in Afghanistan, a country which ranks among the very poorest in the world. While cities like Kabul and Kandahar are relatively modern with their paved streets and concrete buildings, many of the smaller cities and villages probably haven’t changed a great deal...
  • Snowbirds Pilot Honoured On U.S. Memorial

    March 18, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    When one of Canada’s famed Snowbirds aerobatic team members died in a stunning plane crash last year, American veterans in Montana felt they could not overlook the tragedy in their own back yard.Captain Shawn McCaughey died May 18 while the team was practising for an...
  • Christopher R.W. Nevinson

    March 13, 2008 by Jennifer Morse
    From the four-panel mural The Roads of France. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM: AN19710261-0519 Christopher R.W. Nevinson, one of the earliest war artists, created images of World War I that explored the personal and global consequences of war. While one early painting was censored for its unflinching...
  • Cameras Take Flight: Air Force, Part 26

    March 11, 2008 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A photographer operates a camera in this frontal view of a Vickers Vedette, June 1931. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA062895 Almost from the moment the camera was invented, men sought to take it aloft. The first aerial photograph—taken from a balloon over Paris—was made in...
  • The Wolf Packs: Navy, Part 26

    March 9, 2008 by Marc Milner
    An undated photo showing a U-boat in the North Atlantic during World War II. PHOTO: BIBLIOTHEK FUR ZEITGESCHICHTE, STUTTGART Contrary to what some historians suggest, the Royal Canadian Navy’s ambitious plans in late 1940 for a navy built around fleet-class destroyers and cruisers were not...
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