Archive for January, 2015

  • Will Bird The Chronicler

    January 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Will Bird The Chronicler By Pat Sullivan April, 1984   If ever an army deserves to be remembered, this is it. In WW I, 619,636 Canadians enlisted from a country of only 7.5 million; nearly 10 per cent died. If American forces had taken comparable...
  • Historic WWII Photo – Searching Prisoners

    January 21, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian soldiers search German prisoners. LIEUT. BARNEY J. GLOSTER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Nowhere To Hide: Chaos In The Ypres Salient

    January 21, 2015 by Terry Copp
    Chaos and death ensued after the Germans released tons of chlorine gas in the Ypres Salient, April 1915. Gaps appeared in the front line and plans were made to plug them, but men were caught in the open and the list of casualties grew....
  • Historic WWII Photo – Advance Towards Rome

    January 20, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian troops advance towards Rome, May 1944. G. BARRY GILROY, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Humour Hunt

    January 20, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Joyce Walker of Maple Ridge, B.C., swears this is true and we, of course, don’t doubt her: When my husband was overseas in barracks, he and Trooper X went off duty and headed for the canteen. Trooper X said: “Aren’t we going to the absolution...
  • The Fight For Italy: Help Us Choose The Cover

    January 19, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Thank you for your input! Voting is now closed. The winner will be on newsstands on March 2nd, 2015. Click on a cover to view a larger size Artillery Version One Taking Aim In A Slit...
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