Archive for February, 2012

  • Calgary military museum seeks stolen artifacts

    February 24, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The Military Museums of Calgary has issued a public appeal to military collectors to be on the lookout for a large number of items stolen from the museum in 2010. Nearly 600 items were stolen from the museum’s collections, and although some were recovered during...
  • Letters From Bill – Oct. 3, 1944

    February 24, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis, Commando Jack, Here I am again, but can’t promise you how long I will be able to write because in a short while I am going to the operating room. The M.O. (Medical Officer) is taking out the small tube and...
  • Letters From Bill – Sept. 27, 1944

    February 22, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Back again folks with some news which isn’t so good, at least it disappointed me. ….Today the Doctor told me I would be going back to my unit some time before too long. I can’t understand it...
  • Letters From Bill – Sept. 23, 1944

    February 20, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, …Before I went to France I sent all my snaps and a few odds and ends to Alison to keep for me. I have a good notion to write and ask her to send them back to...
  • Letters From Bill – Sept. 19, 1944

    February 17, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mom, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Another swell day folks with three letters from you…Guess I missed all the fun back there.  Three weddings since I left that I sure wanted to attend, but it is too late now. The old love bug...
  • In the early morning darkness of May 12, 1942, U-553, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Karl Thurmann, sank the steamers Nicoya and Leto, 16 kilometres off the Gaspé coast. Thurmann had pursued the 5,364-ton British freighter Nicoya for roughly an hour before the first torpedo struck. In...
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