Archive for November, 2011

  • Historic WWI Photo – Passchendaele, 1917

    November 17, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Water-filled craters, twisted metal, broken trees and a smashed tank litter the landscape at Passchendaele, 1917. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF...
  • Saskatchewan’s Highway of Heroes

    November 16, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    A 75-kilometre stretch of highway between Regina and Moose Jaw has been designated Saskatchewan’s Highway of Heroes in tribute to members of the Canadian Forces who die serving their country. This stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway links the province’s biggest military base, 15 Wing Moose...
  • Letters From Bill – Friday, Jan. 21, 1944

    November 16, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Jack the Commando and Bette: Well folks the Canadian mail finally arrived and it was sure good to hear from you all.… Say, if you folks don’t stop writing about people getting married I am going to get really mixed up. As...
  • Historic WWI Photo – The Somme, 1916

    November 15, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Leaving the Somme behind, fall 1916. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • First World War trenches restored at CFB Borden

    November 14, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    A short segment of the trenches used in Canada to train First World War soldiers has been restored and opened to the public. About 350,000 Canadian soldiers trained at Camp Borden in Ontario during the First World War. Here they were they were introduced to...
  • The Van Doos in Afghanistan

    November 14, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    The National Film Board of Canada is marking Remembrance Day with free online showings of  the documentary The Van Doos in Afghanistan.  Director Claude Guilmain caught soldiers’ frank comments about themselves and their work as the Royal 22nd Regiment went about its business in Afghanistan...
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