Archive for January, 2012

  • Historic WWI Photo – Lunchtime In The Trenches, 1916

    January 31, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Lunchtime in the trenches, June 1916. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Thousands of injured veterans are beginning to benefit from enhancements to the New Veterans Charter which came into effect in October. But veterans advocates say there is still work to be done to make this “living charter” more responsive to the needs of veterans and...
  • Letters From Bill – [Undated]

    January 30, 2012 by Dan Black
    Pte. Cameron, W.G. F56192 Hospital-in-Field B.L.A.   Dear Family, I am in a hospital in France and am not strong enough to write myself, a girl in the Red Cross is doing it for me. I was wounded on the 20th of July and since...
  • The Rush For Rubber

    January 28, 2012 by Matthew Bellamy
    On Dec. 7, 1941, in a co-ordinated strike without equal in the annals of war, the Japanese wrought havoc on units of the United States Pacific Fleet in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, invaded the Philippines and Hong Kong, assumed control of Saigon and...
  • Letters From Bill – Aug. 3, 1944

    January 27, 2012 by Dan Black
    Canadian National Telegram From: 1 CK 66th 2 EXGB Ottawa ON To:  Mrs. Ida Cameron, Report Delivery, Hopewell NS 19514 Minister of National Defence sincerely regrets to inform you F56192 Private Willard Gordon Cameron has now been officially reported dangerously ill thirtieth July 1944 as...
  • The first Star Spangled Banner

    January 26, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Did you know that Canada played a role in the birth of the  national anthem of the United States and its national motto? They both date from the War of 1812. The anthem was derived from a poem by Francis Scott Key, The Defence of...
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