Archive for September, 2014

  • The Forgotten Flyers

    September 28, 2014 by Hugh A. Halliday
    In other theatres the RAF had spurned dive-bombers in general and the Vengeance in particular. But in India and Burma the Vengeance performed heroic service with nine squadrons. General William Slim’s leadership of XIV Army was brilliant, yet he is one of the least known...
  • Choose Your Favourite Canada And The Great War Cover

    September 26, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Thank you for your input! Voting is now closed. The winner will be on newsstands on November 3rd, 2014. Click on a cover to view a larger size Single Soldier Cover    Group Of Soldiers Cover Two Soldiers Cover...
  • My Brother Bill

    September 25, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    My Brother Bill By  A.V. Bentum April 1985 Of my two brothers who, like me, went to France in WW I, Bill was my favorite. Like most old soldiers I am now fading away so Bill is in my thoughts as I dream of days...
  • Ypres 1915: The First Gas Attack

    September 21, 2014 by Terry Copp
    Without warning, a yellowish-green cloud began drifting over the landscape toward the Allied front line. It was April 1915 and the first to fall to the chlorine gas were soldiers from the 45th Algerian Division. Two days later, Canadian soldiers would be clutching their throats,...
  • The Historian’s Story of Vimy

    September 18, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Historian’s Story of Vimy By  John Buchan April 1927 A decade has passed since the great battle in which the Canadian Corps swept the enemy from their supposed impregnable position on Vimy Ridge. The story of this epic has been repeated each year as...
  • Eye On Defence: September/October

    September 18, 2014 by David J. Bercuson
    This past July the Department of National Defence issued its long awaited Defence Acquisition Guide 2014 (DAG 14) which it says will be updated annually and refreshed every year “in alignment with the Canadian Armed Forces investment planning cycle.” It’s a long document—170 pages when...
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