Archive for July, 2012

  • The child in the bright orange T-shirt is looking at the crowd; his eyelids heavy over a slight smile. Next to him is a shorter boy whose serious face pokes above the half wall at the front of the orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This is...
  • Historic WWI Photo – German Prisoners

    July 11, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    While under guard, German prisoners evacuate a wounded fellow soldier. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL...
  • The Veterans Review and Appeal Board has promised to pull up its socks following a report from Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent criticizing the board for errors in law, fact and fairness revealed by studying appeals to the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of...
  • Medical staff tend to a young private wounded minutes before the Armistice was declared, November 1918. WILLIAM RIDER-RIDER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • 07/9/1944 British and Canadian forces enter the severely bombed city of Caen, Normandy. 07/9/1969 The federal government recognizes English and French as Canada’s official languages. 07/9/1982 An unemployed father of two breaks into Buckingham Palace and spends several minutes talking to the Queen before being...
  • Canada’s War Art: 1812

    July 8, 2012 by Jennifer Morse
    The War of 1812 was the first and last time our southern neighbour invaded the territory that is now Canada. But it wasn’t just the British and Canadians at war with the Americans. Even before war was declared in June 1812, aboriginal nations pledged allegiance...