Archive for December, 2011

  • Letters From Bill – Friday, March 31, 1944

    December 9, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: Here I am again folks but I don’t know how long it will be before the next one is on the way. Tomorrow we leave on the scheme and we don’t know if we will be back...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Cambrai, 1918

    December 8, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Soldiers pick their way through the ruins at Cambrai, 1918. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF...
  • One of the unusual aspects of reporting on military affairs in Canada is that, unlike in the United States, here there is a relative scarcity of highly informed, experienced and independent commentators available to put events into perspective and deliver expert analysis. In the U.S.,...
  • Letters From Bill – Thursday, March 23, 1944

    December 7, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: …Last week we got some reinforcements who have just arrived overseas so that takes down the number of zombies (conscripts) over there. We can always tell if they are on active service or not by their number....
  • Independent military museum opens in Newfoundland

    December 6, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    What do you do when your collection of military memorabilia outgrows your house?  If you’re Jim Sheppard of Rencontre East, Nfld., you buy another  house and fix it up as a museum.  According to news reports, at first, Retired Chief Warrant Officer Jim Sheppard’s collection...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Canadian Artillery, 1918

    December 6, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian artillery in action, 1918. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE...
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