Archive for January, 2017

  • Happy New Year! (almost) Happy Birthday!

    January 4, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    When Newfoundland Joined Confederation 11:59 p.m., March 31, 1949 They were the last to join the party, and not everyone wanted to join. A narrow majority—52 per cent—voted to become the 10th province of Canada. On April 1, Newfoundlanders woke up as Canadians and Joey...
  • Schindler & Göth

    January 3, 2017 by Mark Zuehlke
    In order to save about 1,200 Jews from certain death, German industrialist Oskar Schindler feigned friendship with Nazi butcher Amon Göth.   Before becoming a wealthy industrialist, Oskar Schindler had served as a German military intelligence agent in his native Sudetenland (currently part of the...
  • Face to Face

    January 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Sometimes political leaders do the right thing for the wrong reasons. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker’s 1963 non-decision on arming U.S. Bomarc air defence missiles stationed on Canadian soil with nuclear warheads was a case study in how not to govern. It flew in the face...
  • On this date: January 2017

    January 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 January 1943 No. 6 (RCAF) Bomber Group begins operations. 2 January 1908 Dawn of the domestically produced penny, 95.5 per cent copper. 3-4 January 1943 No. 6 Bomber Group’s first mission is to lay mines off the Frisian Islands. 5 January 1838 U.S. citizens...
  • January/February issue now released!

    January 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Our January/February 2017 issue is now available! Look for it in your mailbox or on newsstands today! What’s inside?   Rescue on the coast of Newfoundland: In February 1942, two U.S. ships ran aground on Newfoundland’s rugged Burin Peninsula during a brutal winter storm. Death...
  • Remembrance in the capital

    January 3, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Four reservists from Halifax find it worth the drive   For Darrel MacDonald, Nov. 11, 2016, was a long time in coming. The former corporal in Nova Scotia’s Princess Louise Fusiliers had planned a pilgrimage to Ottawa’s National War Memorial ever since one of his own...
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