Archive for February, 2012

  • Short, Bloody Steps: Army, Part 98

    February 10, 2012 by Terry Copp
    Operation Atlantic was called off on the evening of July 20, 1944, but no one told the enemy, who continued to press counterattacks designed to regain St. André-sur-Orne, Point 67 and Bourguebus in Normandy. Since the Canadians and British were dug in with good artillery...
  • 1942 Grey Cup subject of documentary

    February 8, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    A documentary team is searching for football fans (and memorabilia) from the first non-civilian Grey Cup game in 1942,  played by the Toronto RCAF Hurricanes and the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers. During the Second World War both the Western Interprovincial Football Union and Interprovincial Rugby Football...
  • Letters From Bill – Aug. 20, 1944

    February 8, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mrs. Cameron, I am sitting by the bedside of your son Bill, and writing this letter to let you know of his present situation.  We are in a very beautiful, very efficient Canadian hospital in England where the care is wonderful. Bill was wounded...
  • Black History Month military sites of interest

    February 7, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    There are plenty of online resources about the contribution of black Canadians to our military history. See a video about the Victoria Rifles on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website  or read about the Second Construction Battalion on the Veterans Affairs Canada website. Canadian Forces...
  • Cross out anything below which does not apply. Do not write anything on this side of the card except the date and your signature. If you write anything more than that, the card will be destroyed. I am quite well. I have been admitted into...
  • Letters From Bill – Aug. 5, 1944

    February 3, 2012 by Dan Black
    Canadian National Telegram From: No. 2 CK 33 HLGB Ottawa ON To:  Mrs. Ida Cameron, Report Delivery, Hopewell NS 1593 Minister of National Defence is pleased to inform you that F56192, Private Willard Cameron, is officially reported making satisfactory progress and removed from dangerously ill...
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