Archive for June, 2013

  • Historic WWII Photo – Treating A French Boy

    June 12, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    A medic treats the burned leg of a French boy, June 1944. KEN BELL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Dear Mother and all, It is rather wintry here just now but we should worry, Musie. One thing the cold will kill all kinds of germs and besides snow is far better than mud, isn’t it? Haven’t seen Cliff or Jim Taylor yet but hope...
  • Members of the Chaudiere Regiment approach Bernières-sur-Mer, France, in a landing craft on D-Day. PO DONOVAN J. THORNDICK, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Historic WWII Photo – Marching In Vancouver

    June 7, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    A boy reaches out to troops marching down 8th Street, New Westminster, B.C., 1939. CLAUDE P. DETTLOFF, VANCOUVER PUBLIC...
  • Icy Latitudes: The Duty Of The Lost Legion

    June 7, 2013 by Hugh A. Halliday
    One of the most conspicuous aspects of the Lost Legion—the Royal Canadian Air Force personnel who served outside of RCAF units during the Second World War—is the remoteness of many locations. From tiny, dusty airstrips to frigid radar stations, these Canadians gained little attention while...
  • There are only a few of Margaret Bowes’ letters to her sons in the collection. Here is one written shortly after James and Fred arrived in France. Some of these letters mention Laura, a young teacher in Boissevain, of whom James was obviously very fond....
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