Archive for January, 2013

  • Dear Mother, I have made a wonderful recovery in a short time. I sure was a bad-looking wreck three weeks ago but I am nearly myself once more. I am getting fatter every day. Sisters from the ward say they hardly know me now and...
  • Dear Mother and Rest of Family, I am doing fine since my second operation. The abscess is nearly all dried up now and as soon as the big cut on my leg heals I will be up. That is all that is keeping me in...
  • Celebrating Champlain

    January 28, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    On an expedition to find the northern sea more than 400 years ago, explorer Samuel de Champlain reaches the site of the modern city of Ottawa on the Ottawa River.  More than 100 events have been planned so far to mark the occasion, including an...
  • Shipyards In War: Navy, Part 55

    January 28, 2013 by Marc Milner
    A frigate under construction at the Canadian Vickers Limited shipyard in Montreal, 1942. PHOTO: CANADIAN VICKERS LIMITED, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C032833 The expansion of the war into a global conflict at the end of 1941, coupled with the 1942 operational crisis in the Atlantic, changed...
  • 01/28/1918 Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, author of In Flanders Fields, dies of pneumonia and meningitis while commanding a Canadian General Hospital in France. 01/28/1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida. All seven astronauts on board are killed. 01/29/1944...
  • Farewell to Boy Roy

    January 25, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    Historian Reginald Roy has died in Saanich, B.C., aged 91, leaving a legacy of a dozen books on military history, dozens of scholarly articles and hundreds of interviews with veterans taped over half a century. Just 16, Roy earned the moniker “Boy Roy” when he...
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