Archive for May, 2015

  • Battle of the Atlantic: Help us choose the cover

    May 14, 2015 by Legion Magazine
      Please vote for your favourite cover: Click on a cover to view a larger size Version One Version Two Version Three...
  • A Lucky Presentiment

    May 14, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    A Lucky Presentiment By G.A. Mitchell (D Company, 78th Battlalion, C.E.F.) January 1954 Undoubtedly there are many who do not believe in presentiment, but a large number of soldiers, especially those of the First World War, were firm believers in it and I for one...
  • Canadian Jihad

    May 14, 2015 by Adam Day
      The perplexing war with militant Islam   Out of the chaos of the Syrian and Iraq civil wars, a new group of Sunni Muslim fanatics has risen to eclipse al-Qaida and become a whole new kind of threat to global security. Having conquered a...
  • Celebrating the return of Queen Wilhelmina, Canadian troops and Dutch groups parade past the Royal Palace and Dam Square in Amsterdam on June 28, 1945. B.J. Gloster/DND/LAC/PA-166390 Author Andrew Iarocci says YES. Author J.L. Granatstein says NO. Iarocci is an assistant professor of history at Western University in London, Ont., and is...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 12, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    H.A.R. Dunsheath of Oakville, Ont., recounts that when the V-2 rockets started falling on London in the fall of 1944 they were explained away in the press as gas-main explosions. Mr. Dunsheath continues: One morning on the way to HQ, I climbed aboard a double-decker...
  • Canada’s gift of liberty

    May 10, 2015 by Gerard Triesman
    As a three-year-old, I had no real comprehension of the horrific circumstances in which I lived. The hand grenade, carelessly discarded by a Nazi soldier, attracted my attention. I was playing outside my home in the Netherlands in 1944 when I saw it lying on...
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