Archive for February, 2011

  • Tank Shots

    February 28, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The year was 1916—September—and there was no denying the fear felt by those who faced them for the first time on the Somme. Big and noisy, the tank looked more like a warship than a land weapon. But while these early armoured monstrosities dealt a...
  • Health File

    February 25, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Oxygen Therapy For Foot Ulcers Canadian diabetics with non-healing foot ulcers face a double barrier in access to a healing therapy that could prevent a significant number of amputations of toes, feet and legs....
  • Flying Torpedoes: Air Force, Part 43

    February 19, 2011 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Handley Page Hampden on a practice torpedo run off Vancouver Island, February 1943. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA144775 Military aircraft applications evolved quickly from 1910 onwards, including development of torpedo bombers as an anti-shipping weapon. Italy, Britain and Germany all deployed such aircraft during...
  • An American Blunder: Navy, Part 43

    February 12, 2011 by Marc Milner
    Destroyers, corvettes and minesweepers are among these ships ready for duty out of Halifax, May 1942. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105897 On the night of Jan. 11-12, 1942, the war at sea reached the Western Hemisphere when U-123 torpedoed and sank the British steamer SS...
  • A Well-Entrenched Enemy: Army, Part 92

    February 5, 2011 by Terry Copp
    On June 7, 1944, D+1, the 12th SS Hitler Youth Division blocked the Canadian and British advance to Carpiquet and Caen by committing the tanks and infantry of Kurt Meyer’s 25th Panzer Grenadier Regiment to battle. It was a tactical victory with enormous operational...
  • Adding Life To Your Years

    February 1, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Thanks to medical advances that have cut the death toll from infectious diseases, babies born in Canada today can expect to live better than 80 years—nearly 30 years longer than those born a century ago. But that medical victory has given us another battlefield: chronic...
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