Archive for May, 2012

  • HMCS Ojibwa begins final voyage

    May 31, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The submarine HMCS Ojibwa is making her final voyage from Halifax to Port Burwell, Ont., where she will become a museum centrepiece. Submariners gathered in Halifax to toast the Oberon-class Ojibwa, the last of her kind, as she was put on an ocean-going drydock for...
  • Letters From Katherine – March 24, 1918

    May 31, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    March 24, 1918   Dear Mum and Sis, Have not written for two or three days but have been so busy that when I got off duty I was too tired to write. The war news does not look very good does it? We are...
  • Canadians storm into Valenciennes, France, November 1918. WILLIAM RIDER-RIDER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Letters From Katherine – Nov. 17, 1917

    May 29, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    Nov. 17, 1917 Saturday   Dear Mother & Sis, Have not written since Thursday but have been in the operating room & have been busy. We had one big op Thursday…don’t know why but they asked me to scrub up for it. A big man...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Return From Battle

    May 29, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Walking wounded return from battle wearing gas masks, August 1918. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Torpedoed In The St. Lawrence: Navy, Part 51

    May 29, 2012 by Marc Milner
    HMCS Clayoquot during exercises in 1943. PHOTO: GILBERT ALEXANDER MILNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116969 As historian Michael Hadley wrote, the star shells “cast a cone of light as far astern as Raccoon’s lonely station off the convoy’s port quarter, where she was seen—by all accounts—for...
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