Archive for December, 2011

  • Canadian graves in England to be restored

    December 5, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Canadian families are working with a group of volunteers in England to restore the headstones of two Canadian airmen buried far from home. The airmen,  Lieutenants John Bernard “Don” Brophy  and James Menzies both from Ottawa, are buried side by side in the Gainsborough General Cemetery...
  • Letters From Bill – Friday, March 10, 1944

    December 5, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: …I am working at the B.O.R. (Battalion Orderly Room) as I said before and so far it is very interesting. There is one thing that is a lot different than in the orderly room of the company...
  • Flawed From The Start: Army, Part 97

    December 5, 2011 by Terry Copp
    The Canadian part of Operation Goodwood/Atlantic began well. The veteran 3rd Canadian Division fought into Caen’s industrial zone south of the River Orne while 4th Brigade from 2nd Cdn. Div. won a difficult battle for the village of Louvigny. The 3rd British Div. on the...
  • The highest point in the park at Queenston Heights in the Niagara Peninsula will be the site of a new memorial honouring the contribution of warriors from the Six Nations in the War of 1812. Although many believe that without allies from Six Nations warriors–Mohawk,...
  • Letters From Bill – Friday, March 3, 1944

    December 2, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: ….Things have been nice and quiet these last two days because the fellows were all out of camp both days. When there is no one running in and out, a fellow can get some work done….There hasn’t...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Heading Into Battle

    December 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Mounted soldiers head into battle. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE...
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