Archive for March, 2012

  • The Happiest Prisoners

    March 15, 2012 by Graham Chandler
    Prisoners look out from behind barbed wire at Sherbrooke, Que., in 1945. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA163788 In the shadow of Mount Baldy, where lodgepole pine and trembling aspen compete for space in Alberta’s spectacular Kananaskis Country, all that remains of a Second World War...
  • Digging up Fort Erie’s Past

    March 14, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a score of  Wilfrid Laurier University students will be digging into history at Fort Erie. For six weeks in 1814 Fort Erie  was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the war—a...
  • Letters From Bill – Dec. 14, 1944

    March 14, 2012 by Dan Black
    Canadian National Telegram From: No. 1 K9 Halifax NS 1103 AM To:  Mrs. A.J. Willard Cameron, Hopewell NS Arrived in Canada, see you in a few days. Willard Cameron 1132 AM
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission expects that gravestones damaged recently by a mob in Libya will be replaced  within the next few months.  The gravestone of at least one Canadian killed during the Second World War was among an estimated 200  damaged. The vandalism was...
  • From our Kandahar mission’s beginning back in 2006 it was always a battle of hearts and minds, a long grinding struggle to win the trust and allegiance of the Afghan population. I can hear the voices of so many Canadian officers telling me that the...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    March 13, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to the Readers’ Quiz in the March/April issue of Legion Magazine. Halifax-born William Hall received the Victoria Cross for his actions during the 1857 Indian Mutiny. Sir Arthur Currie, from Victoria, was given command of the Canadian Corps after Sir Julian...

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