Archive for June, 2012

  • 11 Steps For Surgery: What Patients Need To Know

    June 11, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The prospect of surgery can turn the strongest of us into wimps. Who wouldn’t feel helpless, lying sedated, surrounded by a bunch of masked people armed with sharp instruments, poised to pierce your skin? You may not be able to change that scenario, but preparing yourself mentally...
  • 06/11-12/1900 In the South African War, the Canadian Mounted troops advance against Boers occupying Diamond Hill which stands between Pretoria and the Transvaal’s new capital at Machadodorp. The troops fail to take the hill, in part due to a shortage of horses. 06/12/1914 An act...
  • Victoria Cross earned on Canadian soil

    June 8, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Rifleman Timothy O’Hea, VC. PHOTO: http://www.greenjackets-net.org.uk/rb/canusa.html The Fenian Raids gave rise to the awarding of a Victoria Cross for a courageous action on Canadian soil. Irish-born Timothy O’Hea, 20, was stationed in Canada in 1866 with the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, The Prince Consort’s Own,...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Passchendaele, November 1917

    June 8, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    A Canadian gun mired in mud at Passchendaele, November 1917. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Letters From Katherine – May 22, 1918

    June 7, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    Great North Western Telegraph Company of Canada Ottawa, Ont. May 22/18   Mrs. MacDonald 165 Market St. Deeply regret inform you nursing sister Katherine Maud MacDonald Medical services officially reported killed in action May nineteen 1918. Director of Records   Selection from the letter collection...
  • Infantry watch as a Whippet tank advances toward a German machine-gun nest. LEGION MAGAZINE...
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