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Day: April 16, 2015

Historic WWII Photo – Victory

Historic WWII Photo – Victory

Gunners with the 12th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, read the victory issue of The Maple Leaf, Aurich, Germany. LIEUT. DONALD I. GRANT, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA150931

Tait McKenzie: One of the Immortals

Tait McKenzie One of the Immortals By: Ernest Rivers Macpherson January 1957 Last June a large gathering of Scots and Canadians of Scottish extraction met at the Old Mill of Kintail near Almonte, Ontario. The meeting, held under the aegis off the Clan Chattan Association, was arranged in order to pay homage to the memory of that great Canadian, Major Robert Tait McKenzie. Tait McKenzie was a remarkable man. He was really four remarkable men, for he gained word recognition in four professions – as a surgeon and anatomist; as a physical educator; as a leader in the science and rehabilitation of the severely wounded (as many Canadian veterans of the First World War will remember with gratitude), and as an artist and sculptor. He was a soldier, an athlete, a teacher and a writer. ...
Humour Hunt

Humour Hunt

Handsomely furbishing our theme of humor in adversity, Earl Wrightman of Newmarket, Ont., says he was always impressed during his six WW II army years by quick wit that transformed serious situations into a spirits-lifting laugh. Happily, he send us two examples from the Normandy campaign and the succeeding breakout north: In July, 1944, the 14th Cdn. Hussars were sent into the line as infantry, much to our distaste. I was at the head of my section marching from Carpiquet to Le Mesnil de Louvigny via Bomb Alley when we heard a salvo of Moaning Minnies. We smartly hit the pavement. The shells all exploded near us, except a dud that landed directly in our midst. I called to ask Cpl. George Hanson whether everyone in his section was OK. “Yes,” he shouted back, “but thank the L...

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