Archive for March, 2017

  • The battle for the ridge

    March 1, 2017 by Tim Cook
    There is perhaps no place in France where as many men have been killed to the square yard as on this sloping ground,” recounted Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Hayes of the 85th Battalion of the Vimy Ridge battlefield. The ridge in northeastern France was a crucial high...
  • Integrating into civilian life

    March 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs released a report in December looking at services the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada provide to members being released from the military (see page 64 of March/April issue). Specifically, the report looks at these...
  • Should Canada send ground troops into Syria?

    March 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    On its Global Affairs website, the Government of Canada describes the conflict in Syria as “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.” It quotes UN figures: 13.5 million people inside Syria in urgent need of help; more than a quarter-million dead, hundreds of thousands...
  • On this date: March 2017

    March 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 March 1917 4th Division uses poison gas in an attack on Hill 145, Vimy Ridge. 2 March 2011 HMCS Charlottetown heads for Libya to provide humanitarian assistance. 3 March 1915 1st Canadian Division is assigned six kilometres of the front south of Armentières. 4...
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