Archive for September, 2011

  • A (Scientific) History of Violence

    September 30, 2011 by Adam Day
    Today, something completely different. In a frankly amazing article/report, scientist Steven Pinker — perhaps best known for writing about the brain and language — has gone some great distance toward proving something that seems kind of intuitively false: which is that we are all now...
  • Letters From Bill – July 23, 1943.

    September 30, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack: My last letter was the one I wrote last Sunday night out in the bush…for the next two days it rained. Just picture us marching five miles after supper and it raining cats and dogs and then sleeping under a...
  • Historic WWI Photograph – England

    September 29, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Wounded Canadians en route to Blighty (England). PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF...
  • Letters From Bill – July 18, 1943.

    September 28, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack: Here I am sitting in the General’s office calmly taking my leisure time at ease. Since I have just sent him out to shine my boots and at present I have my work done, I thought I would drop you...
  • In 1939, the bulk of the pre-war Royal Canadian Navy—four of six destroyers—had been deployed on the Pacific coast in response to the very real threat of war with Japan. War with Germany soon stripped British Columbia of its naval forces, so that when war...
  • Historic WWI Photograph – 1917

    September 27, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Soldiers receive a midday ration near the front, August 1917. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
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