Archive for July, 2008

  • Battle-Tested Medicine

    July 28, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Wounded Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan await helicopter evacuation. PHOTO: CPL. ROBIN MUGRIDGE Dr. Allan Hawryluk was dreading the difficult hours ahead—his patient was on blood thinners, and bleeding uncontrollably following a tooth extraction. The Mississauga dentist knew it could be hours before the bleeding was...
  • The Rush To Expansion: Navy, Part 28

    July 25, 2008 by Marc Milner
    HMCS Trillium in 1941, after she was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy from the Royal Navy. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105713 On June 26, 1940, just two days after France formally surrendered to Germany, the first Canadian-built Flower-class corvette, His Majesty’s Ship Trillium, slipped...
  • One second. That’s about all you’ve got after you hit the buzzer. If you hesitate or begin to waffle, the question will go to the other team. And that’s not cool because the other team could get it right and score a point. And so...
  • Clash Among Generals: Army, Part 77

    July 21, 2008 by Terry Copp
    Canadian forces advance between the Gustav and Hitler lines in Italy’s Liri Valley in May 1944. PHOTO: STRATHY E.E. SMITH, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA140208 The 5th Canadian Armoured Division’s first major opera- tion—the breakout from the Hitler Line and the establishment of a bridgehead across...
  • For Those Who Served At Sea

    July 14, 2008 by Dan Black
    A burial board covered with the White Ensign is used to commit a sailor PHOTO: DAN BLACK This story doesn’t begin during the Second World War; it begins this year, on the first Sunday in May, with a bespectacled Arthur Taylor—now 85—standing on the portside...
  • Our Own Victoria Cross Unveiled

    July 8, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Governor General Michaëlle Jean invoked the image of crowds lining up on Parliament Hill to pay their respects to Smokey Smith VC as he lay in state in 2005 when she unveiled Canada’s own Victoria Cross on May 16. “The line stretched all the way...
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