Archive for September, 2008

  • Hard-Hitting Armour: Army, Part 78

    September 27, 2008 by Terry Copp
    A tank rumbles through San Pancrazio, Italy, July 1944. PHOTO: ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA115031 The decision during the Italian Campaign to withdraw the Canadian Corps from the battle south of Rome and from the pursuit of the German forces retreating to Florence allowed...
  • Enriching Life At Camp Hill

    September 22, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    It is a spring day typical of coastal cities like Halifax: the sunny sky invites people outside to play—and a brisk, chilly wind quickly chases them back inside. But that doesn’t stop a few stalwarts from donning sweaters and jackets and slapping on hats to...
  • John W. Beatty

    September 20, 2008 by Jennifer Morse
    Lievin From Vimy Ridge. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—AN19710261-0101 John Beatty had a boisterous start in life. Born in Toronto in 1869, he was expelled from school at age 13 and by 16, itching for adventure, was enlisted and served as a bugle boy in the Northwest...
  • Retiring CF Members Offered One-Year Membership

    September 16, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    A free one-year membership is being offered to retiring members of the Canadian Forces as an initiative to introduce The Royal Canadian Legion to potential new ordinary members. The first introductory package was presented June 5 to Commander Cathy Bruce-Hayter at the Naval Officers Mess...
  • Golden Boy

    September 14, 2008 by Chris Balicki
    The Golden Boy up close. PHOTO: GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA Poised atop the dome of the Manitoba Legislative Building, standing 5.25 metres (17.2 feet) tall—from the bottom of his bare feet to the tip of his torch—and weighing in at 1,650 kilograms (3,640 pounds), the Golden...
  • Unknown Relative Inspires Winning Essay

    September 8, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Ninety years can be an insuperable gulf of time: time for doers of great deeds to pass on, their feats forgotten even by descendants. Time for thrilling exploits to become dusty memories in albums and diaries. And, finally, time for facts to be condensed into...
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