Archive for May, 2015

  • Sweetest of springs

    May 8, 2015 by Mark Zuehlke
    The Second World War in Europe ended officially on May 7, 1945, with the unconditional surrender of all German forces. For the First Canadian Army, however, it had ended two days earlier. On May 5, German General Johannes Blaskowitz surrendered the 120,000-strong Twenty-Fifth Army to...
  • Letter From Vimy

    May 7, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Letter From Vimy By Gordon MacKinnon April 1992 The envelope of my grandfather’s last letter to my uncle, Private Ronald MacKinnon of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, dated April 5, 1917, is marked “Return to Sender: Deceased: Killed in Action 9.4.17.” He was one...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 7, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    J.H. McArthur of London, Ont., contributes a reminder of the folly of volunteering: One of those divisional sports events was coming up at Aldershot and a member of the RCR boxing team failed to return from a 48-hour pass. The night before the fights, the...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Arthur Haylock of Melville, Sask., sends us an air force story: We were making a low-level attack on a German convoy in the Mediterranean when our Wellington was hit and we made for the nearest emergency landing strip on the Libyan coast. One of our...
  • Travelling About: May/June 2015

    May 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    1. Visit Calgary and learn about Holland The Military Museums in Calgary will be hosting a special exhibition of artifacts and photos relating to the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. There will also be video displays relating oral histories of the conflict...
  • Find-Share-Discuss: May/June 2015

    May 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    A personal look at the Liberation of the Netherlands Ann Meunier of St. Albert, Alta., sends a number of photos that her late father Albert Thomas Collins kept in a small box following his return from the Second World War. Collins was in the 3rd Canadian...
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