Archive for October, 2014

  • Historic WWII Photo – Waiting On A Landing Craft

    October 31, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Members of the Canadian Scottish Regiment wait in a Landing Craft Assault during exercises, 1944. LIEUT. DONALD I. GRANT, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Humour Hunt

    October 30, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John Rhodes of Fonthill, Ont. tells us that early in the Sicilian campaign, the West Nova Scotia Regt. was to attack a village during the night. One company was to move behind the village after dark and fire two white flares when in position. “My...
  • Historic WWII Photo – Under Fire

    October 30, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Soldiers train under live fire at Camp Shilo in Manitoba. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL...
  • The Grand Finale

    October 30, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Grand Finale By Frank J. Atkinson November, 1953   It was the Eleventh of November, 1918. The Grande Place in Mons, rich with memories of the start of the Great War in August, 1914, and the epic struggle of the British Army against overwhelming...
  • Historic WWII Photo – Preparing For Hong Kong

    October 29, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Members of the Royal Rifles of Canada prepare to leave for Hong Kong, October 1941. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Humour Hunt

    October 28, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Albert Ganser of Provost, Alta., tells a story about General Smuts of South Africa on a visit to Ottawa during the Second World War. A Canadian officer asked him seriously how he accounted for his long military life. Gen. Smuts replied: “One reason is that...
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