Archive for May, 2010

  • HMCS Fredericton in the Gulf of Oman. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Stalker And His Mom Fifteen metres above the Gulf of Oman: cargo door open; all senses engaged. Surge of heavy air against arms and legs; vibrations moving from floor to feet to spine; muffled whine...
  • Canadians from across the country and overseas took time to send Internet messages and sign special Books of Reflection as the last known living connection to the frightful events of the First World War came to an end. Jack Babcock, 109, the last known Canadian...
  • Karole Marois

    May 7, 2010 by Jennifer Morse
    PAINTING: KAROLE MAROIS Every Canadian should have the opportunity to travel to Europe and walk in the footsteps of those who served in the First and Second World Wars. There, part of our history is somehow more tangible; it is found in the cemeteries and...
  • This is the second part of Legion Magazine’s series on the men of 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as they go headfirst into their new mission to secure the town of Salavat, deep in the heart of Kandahar province’s infamous Panjwai...
  • Life Insurance For Second World War Veterans

    May 4, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Soon after the end of hostilities in the First World War, there was a need to provide life insurance protection for returned soldiers, especially pensioners, who were unable to pass the medical examination required to obtain commercial life insurance.  After first considering paying the extra...
  • The Roads To Victory

    May 1, 2010 by J.L. Granatstein
    John Gray, an intelligence officer, was one of the first Canadian liberators to enter Rotterdam after the German surrender. He came out of the city hall where he had been inquiring where he could find the city’s resistance leaders, and saw a dozen or so...
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