Archive for June, 2008

  • Above Enemy Lines: Air Force, Part 27

    June 12, 2008 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Royal Air Force vertical reconnaissance photo reveals a massive breach in a dam in May 1943. PHOTO: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM—CH 9750 Aerial photography changed dramatically during World War II, but even before the war an expatriate Australian named Sydney Cotton, had—with the encouragement of...
  • Regina Branch Considers Its Future

    June 9, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    With performance space in Regina in short supply over the last few years, arts groups have been grateful for the Atlantic Auditorium in The Royal Canadian Legion building. And now the branch is looking to the local arts community to breathe new life into the...
  • The Humble Corvette: Navy, Part 27

    June 5, 2008 by Marc Milner
    Commissioned in August 1941, HMCS Amherst served as an ocean escort for the three succeeding years. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MARC MILNER Few warships epitomize the Atlantic war more than the lowly Flower-class corvette. An auxiliary vessel hastily built to mercantile standards and pushed into service...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper used the annual seminar of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute in Ottawa to announce a compromise with the Opposition Liberals to extend Canada’s mission to Afghanistan until 2011. The proposed extension came as the government’s reaction to the report of...
  • Bridgehead On The Melfa: Army, Part 76

    June 1, 2008 by Terry Copp
    Major-General Bert Hoffmeister. PHOTO: LIEUT. STRATHY E.E. SMITH, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA204155 Military historians often distinguish between the strategic, operational and tactical levels of war though they frequently disagree on their exact meanings. The term grand strategy is usually reserved for decisions made by Allied...