Archive for August, 2018

  • Battlefield Bots

    August 30, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Legion Magazine sat down with the Canadian War Museum’s Second World War historian Dr. Jeff Noakes to learn more about the German’s Goliath Tracked Mine from the Second World War and its impact on the development of future remote-controlled devices. The seeds of today’s military...
  • Steaming up the track

    August 29, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Some 650 young athletes, including 317 sponsored by local legions across Canada, met in a steaming hot Brandon, Man., for the 42nd annual National Youth Track and Field Championships from Aug.10-12. Weekend temperatures hit 40℃ as under-16 and under-18 youth competed for 333 medals in 87 events....
  • The bombing of East Grinstead

    August 22, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Seventy-five years ago, on July 9, 1943, a Dornier Do 217E became separated from the rest of its 10-plane Luftwaffe flight as it entered a cloudbank on its way to bomb London. Likely based near the town of Toulouse, France, close to the Spanish border,...
  • Yes, we really thought it would fly

    August 21, 2018 by Terry Fallis
    I had a youthful fascination with planes, rockets, gliders, helicopters and just about everything else that flew. Books helped fuel this interest, including Pilot Jack Knight and Reach for the Sky, Paul Brickhill’s biography of Douglas Bader. He was the English First World War pilot...
  • Alex Trebek narrates Military Moments | The Dieppe Raid

    August 17, 2018 by Legion Magazine
     Ahead of the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | The Dieppe Raid. Narrated by legendary Canadian television host Alex Trebek of Jeopardy, the video explores the disastrous Dieppe Raid of Aug. 19, 1942, which is most commonly remembered...
  • Spitfire documentary soars with nostalgia

    August 15, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    For its aerial cinematography alone, airplane geeks and war history buffs alike will love the new documentary Spitfire: The Plane That Saved the World. Under the image direction of renowned aviation photographer John Dibbs, the aerial footage—set against dramatic cloudscapes, the pastoral English countryside, the...
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