Archive for June, 2012

  • Looking For A Safer World

    June 6, 2012 by Adam Day
    It was another year of blockbuster speeches at this year’s annual general meeting of the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA), held Feb. 23-24 at the Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa. The CDA is an umbrella group of defence organizations, the largest of which is The Royal...
  • Poignant First World War letter

    June 5, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    If it weren’t for Memorial Day across the border, I doubt any Canadian would ever have come across a touching letter written by a Canadian soldier that paints a picture of daily life experience for an engineer in trench warfare. The letter was written by...
  • Letters From Katherine – May 18, 1918

    June 5, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    No. 1 Stationary Hospital May 18, 1918   Dear Mum & Sis How are you all today? Say this paper belongs to someone very nice don’t you think? Here it is Saturday again and another nice day. My, the weather is grand. Hope it continues...
  • D-Day Remembrances

    June 4, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    June 6 marks D-Day. Along 80 kilometres of well-fortified beachfront in Normandy, 155,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes of the Allied forces  attacked Hitler’s Fortress Europe in 1944, marking the beginning of the end of the Second World War....
  • Historic WWI Photo – Clearing An Enemy Dugout

    June 4, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    With fixed bayonets, infantry prepare to clear an enemy dugout. IMPERIAL WAR...
  • 06/4/1944 The Canadian/American First Special Service Force leads 2nd United States Corps into Rome. The force fights all day against German rearguards, but by nightfall controls all seven bridges over the Tiber River. Thankfully, German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring orders that Rome’s treasures, including its...

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