Archive for December, 2016

  • Hong Kong craftsmen

    December 6, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    PoWs turned scraps into works of art   Few artifacts survive to remind us of the fate of Canadians who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong, the then British colony that surrendered to the Japanese on Christmas Day, 1941, after a fierce, 17-day battle....
  • Wartime Hockey Heroes

    December 5, 2016 by D'Arcy Jenish
    On April 1, 1942, Canada’s Minister of National War Services, Joseph T. Thorson, issued a statement advising his fellow citizens that the country’s human and material resources were being mobilized for total war. “Thus far Canada has been an essential and vital factor in holding...
  • On this date: December 2016

    December 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 DECEMBER 1940 HMCS Saguenay is torpedoed on escort duty; 21 die, but the ship can be repaired. 2 DECEMBER 1963 The 24,000-km undersea Commonwealth Pacific Cable System links Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Britain. 3 DECEMBER 1989 Nine peacekeepers leave for Honduras for...
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