Archive for November, 2011

  • In The Shadow Of War

    November 28, 2011 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Teenagers at a wartime farm service camp, 1940. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO—RG 16-20-0-1-3 Nadia Jarvis was nine years old in September 1939. Her parents, Ukrainian immigrants by the name of Peter and Anastasia BosHuck, owned the Venice Cafe on a busy street in downtown Saskatoon...
  • Children’s books for Christmas

    November 25, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Christmas opens up an opportunity for adults to introduce children to the idea that remembrance can be a year-round activity.  They can read and re-read stories of wartime exploits, Canadian history or remembrance and commemoration. Some books may be hard to find or have to...
  • Doomed to Repeat

    November 25, 2011 by Adam Day
    In this weekend edition of the Legion blog, it seems wise to give our friendly readers something to help them pass the time between postings. And so we’d like to refer your attention to this amazing piece of history. Let There be Light is a documentary made...
  • Letters From Bill – Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1944

    November 25, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: …Thanks for those bulbs. I really need them these nights, it sure is black. Jonsey comes in every night about ten and we have our little meal, I think we can make a better meal than these...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Joining The Fight, 1916

    November 24, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Young and old, and tall and short join the fight, July 1916. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Wartime Aircraft Found In Lake

    November 24, 2011 by Tom MacGregor
    A plane missing since the Second World War has been found in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country by a group of dedicated volunteers with a fish finder. The members of the Lost Airmen in Muskoka Project (LAMP) have been trying to locate and identify...

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