Archive for April, 2015

  • Uncle’s Song

    April 30, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Uncle’s Song By Dr. R. Byrnes Fleuty April 1989 ‘We would sooner f— than fight.’ That’s Uncle’s favourite song these days. He says he doesn’t know why the song came back to him; “guess it’s just one of them things.” I arrive at his door...
  • Humour Hunt

    April 30, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Praise be, a Red Newman story from 67 years ago and from a man who was there, William Green of Cambridge, Ont., who relates: Between the battles of Vimy Ridge and Hill 70, we were out on rest in a town named Barlin where the...
  • Humour Hunt

    April 28, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    B.M. Khokhar of Halifax, a retired Indian Army officer, sends us a story about Mahatma Gandhi. King George V was anxious to meet Gandhi and invited him to Buckingham Palace for tea. Despite the King’s strictness about court dress and protocol, Gandhi arrived in his...
  • FRANCE: THE FIRST TIME

    April 24, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    FRANCE: THE FIRST TIME By Hugh Laughlin April 1989   School principal Hugh Laughlin of Chilliwack, B.C., pulled no punches in letters home from the front lines during the First World War. He enlisted with the 196th (Western Universities) Battalion, formed at Winnipeg. These excerpts...
  • Humour Hunt

    April 23, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Joan Kraft of Calgary says her mother was always singing and that during WW II, with three sons overseas, she kept abreast of all the popular war songs and sang them as she went about her daily chores. Shortly before she died at 86, she...
  • Historic Korean War Photo – En route to Korea

    April 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Soldiers en route to Korea. PAUL TOMELIN, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
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