Archive for December, 2012

  • 12/17/1939 In Ottawa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand sign the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan agreement. 12/17/1944 German forces conduct counterattacks in the Ardennes. 12/18/1941 Japanese forces invade the island of Hong Kong. Backed by heavy artillery, and total control of the...
  • Dearest Mother, I missed writing to you on Sunday as I was in London town and as a result very busy seeing the town all day. I suppose by now that Jim and Fred will both have their uniforms now. You will sure have a...
  • Members of the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service gather at HMCS Conestoga, in Galt, Ont., July 1943. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA144268 The war crisis of 1942, which turned a European conflict into a global one, put enormous pressure on Canada to expand its effort....
  • Dear Mother and Family, Jim and I went to London on Saturday afternoon and arrived back at camp about 2-3 this morning. I would certainly like to have you with me in London to show you the old historic places that you read about but...
  • 12/10/1943 In Italy, Brigadier B.M. Hoffmeister orders the Loyal Edmonton Regiment to secure an intermediate objective half way across the San Leonardo plateau. The regiment is ordered to push on to the Cider Crossroads, a key intersection near Ortona. 12/10/1943 First Canadian Infantry Division continues...
  • Dearest Mother, I thought I would drop you a few lines to let you know I am hale and hearty which I trust this will find you all. It is now 6:30 p.m. in Manitoba and three months ago today at this time we were...
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