Archive for February, 2013

  • A penny for your thoughts

    February 8, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    It may only have been a penny, but it made me feel rich, that ‘copper’ as Granddad called it, clutched in my pudgy little fist.  Would I get five jelly babies? A few hot cinnamon candies? Gum?  Or could I use my gap-tooth smile (feminine...
  • Find-Share-Discuss: January/February 2013

    February 7, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    Find-Share-Discuss: Stanley Wilson Photo On leave in wartime England Stanley Wilson of Ottawa shares this photo taken in 1944 while he and fellow aircrew were visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, where playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in 1564. When asked if he and his buddies took in a...
  • My Dear Mother and Family, Well the 4th Division is shot all to pieces again as they took drafts out of the battalions in camp. We only lost 100 men but all others lost from 600 to 900 men. Very heavy loses in the 1st...
  • Mr. Fred Bowes, Knowing that you will be shortly leaving us to continue your military training at the summer camp, we wish to express our appreciation of your services as Sunday School Secretary, and also to let you know we are proud of you for...
  • Cannons and Cutlasses: The Great Lakes Battles

    February 5, 2013 by Donald E. Graves
    During the War of 1812, the inland seas of North America—the Great Lakes—were the setting for major maritime operations. Both Britain and the United States devoted tremendous energy and resources to creating naval forces on the lakes as water provided the best means of transporting...
  • 02/4/1915 Lieutenant W.F. Sharpe is killed at Shoreham, England, during his first solo flight, becoming the first Canadian military aviator killed in the First World War. 02/4/1917 On the Western Front, German forces begin a calculated and large-scale withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. 02/5/1944 The...
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