Archive for July, 2013

  • American General Omar Bradley’s decision to stop Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army at Argentan, France, on Aug. 12, 1944, gave the German armies in the Falaise Pocket a chance to escape encirclement. Montgomery accepted Bradley’s decision and ordered the Canadians to capture Falaise before turning...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, It is with the deepest regret that I write to you that I buried your son this afternoon in the village soldiers’ cemetery. God’s mercy is shown, although it sounds paradoxical, in taking him away as his sufferings were great and if...
  • Alberta Legion Backs Long-Term Health Study

    July 30, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    It’s a Friday and no coincidence that Dr. Ibolja Cernak is dressed in red. Her quest for knowledge to improve the lot of injured soldiers has taken her from academe in Europe, to the battlefields of Kosovo, to one of the most respected research universities...
  • Dear Mrs Bowes, It was my sad duty in just days ago to write you of the death of your son J.L. Bowes and the wounding of his brother Pte. F.A. Bowes No. 291815 of the 44th Canadian Infantry. Today I am called upon to...
  • Running Ragged: The North Atlantic Run

    July 24, 2013 by Marc Milner
    A Canadian destroyer prepares to take on fuel while escorting a convoy, November 1942. PHOTO: LIEUT. GERALD M. MOSES, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116335 Through the crisis of the Atlantic war in 1942, the Royal Canadian Navy worked much harder than its British and American allies...
  • Choose your favorite Victoria Cross cover!

    July 23, 2013 by Legion Magazine
      Thank you for your input! Voting is now closed. The winner will be on newsstands on October 25, 2013. Click on a cover to view a larger...
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