Archive for December, 2011

  • Death of a Dictator

    December 20, 2011 by Dan Black
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is dead, and now the world is nervously waiting to see what may follow. In a statement Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he hopes the dictator’s passing will “bring positive change, allowing the people of North Korea to...
  • Canadian Voyageurs On The Nile

    December 20, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    For week of Dec. 21-25 Canadians took part in the 1884  British Nile Expedition to provide relief to General C.G. Gordon who had been sent to Khartoum in January to oversee evacuation of Egyptians during the Mahdi Revolt in the Sudan. By March he had...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Canadian Artillery Training

    December 20, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian artillery train in England at Camp Witley. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Boxes of penicillin are loaded into the Fortress flown by Air Commodore John Plant. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA37267 Canadians are familiar with their armed forces being engaged in providing humanitarian assistance. From Haiti to the Indian Ocean, military and civil air resources are deployed...
  • He slipped the surly bonds of earth

    December 15, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth…Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.  Inscription John Gillespie Magee’s headstone. John Gillespie Magee, the RCAF pilot who wrote the celebrated poem High Flight on the back of a letter he sent to...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Off To War

    December 15, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    No 1. Draft. 2nd Reinforcing Co. 5th R.H.C. C.E.F. Montreal, March 21, 1917. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE...
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