Archive for May, 2013

  • The Havoc Continues: Closing In On Falaise

    May 31, 2013 by Terry Copp
    While the Canadians fought towards Falaise, the Americans—to the west—were advancing more quickly. By the evening of Aug. 8 it was clear the Germans had failed in their attempt to cut off General George S. Patton’s 3rd U.S. Army with an attack through Mortain to...
  • My dearest Mother, As it is nearly a week since I wrote you last, I thought that it was up to me to continue the good work, so here goes nothing. Received Jim’s tobacco OK a couple of nights ago and it sure goes good...
  • Housekeeping Changes Raise Concerns For Legion

    May 30, 2013 by Tom MacGregor
    Changes in the way that Veterans Affairs Canada covers the cost of housekeeping and grounds maintenance for its clients in the Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is cause for concern, says Legion Dominion President Gordon...
  • My dear Mother, Fred just finished writing you a big letter so I will make this short for once. Snow fell at intervals this afternoon but melted as soon as it fell. I am in the church army hut listening to a band concert, so...
  • Trying To Stay Ahead Of The Pack

    May 24, 2013 by Marc Milner
    The failure to stem the U-boat assault in the St. Lawrence was an embarrassment to the Royal Canadian Navy and the government in 1942. Indeed, it was the clearest manifestation that Mackenzie King’s government and its fleet were not ready for a shooting...
  • Dear Evelyn and the rest, How are you little girl? I hope you are good and do all you can to help Mother. We miss you all so much but I sincerely hope that it won’t be long before we are able to be all...
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