Archive for August, 2011

  • Letters From Bill – May 23, 1943.

    August 30, 2011 by Jason Duprau
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack:   Well here I am in England and it sure feels strange, in fact I hardly believe it and no doubt it is the same for you folks. Had a very quiet trip across and wasn’t a bit sick. Guess...
  • Health File

    August 30, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Health and medical news seems to fly at us from every direction these days—rising disease rates; new tests or treatments; new risks; medical breakthroughs; the state of our health care system; a seemingly unending series of reports on new research and health trends. Health care...
  • The Role Of The Boats: Air Force, Part 46

    August 30, 2011 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Personnel participate in dinghy drill in the Ottawa River, 1943. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA064844 Air forces have long since relied on boats of one sort or another. They have been used to pluck downed aircrew from the sea, tow targets for air-gunner training and...
  • At The Edge Of Disaster: Navy, Part 46

    August 24, 2011 by Marc Milner
    German U-boat U-210 under attack in the Atlantic. The photo was taken from the deck of HMCS Assiniboine, August 1942. PHOTO: G.E. SALTER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA037443 The expansion of the war in 1942 pulled Canada’s small ship navy in several directions simultaneously, stretching it...
  • Taking Caen: Army, Part 95

    August 17, 2011 by Terry Copp
    Operation Charnwood, the July 8-9, 1944, attack on Caen, Normandy, by I British Corps, was a multi-phase advance. The first part, intended to collapse the city’s outer defensive perimeter, required Canada’s 9th (Highland) Infantry Brigade to capture Buron, Gruchy, and Authie, three villages that the...
  • The Canadian Forces Artists Program

    August 10, 2011 by Jennifer Morse
    Thurston Topham’s Night Scene On The Somme. . Over the last 95 years, more than 200 artists have been charged with capturing the military history of our nation. With their brush strokes they recorded Vimy Ridge, the Somme, D-Day, Korea, Bosnia and Afghanistan to mention...
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