Day: November 7, 2019

The Nov/Dec 2019 issue is on newsstands across Canada!
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The Nov/Dec 2019 issue is on newsstands across Canada!

Our best-selling November/December 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already.  LAST SOLDIER STANDING “They should commemorate all of them, instead of just one,” said the last surviving veteran of the First World War CHOPPER MISSION A day in the life of Canada’s CH-146 Griffon fleet INDIGENOUS WAR HEROES Brothers-in-arms in the trenches, First Nations, Métis and Inuit volunteers also fought for their home and native land A TOUR TO REMEMBER Pilgrims visit world war battlefields where forefathers fought and memorials where their sacrifice is honoured THE ART OF RECRUITMENT Posters were an effective way to encourage enlistment MANAGING CANADA’S WARTIME IMAGE Eighty years ago, the fledgling Na...
George Pearkes and the Battle of Passchendaele
Military Milestones

George Pearkes and the Battle of Passchendaele

In 1917, the British wanted to destroy U-boat bases on the Belgian coast before the Germans could mount a blockade that would cripple Allied efforts. Capturing the ridge at Passchendaele, the highest point in the area, would give them an advantage. The Canadian Corps, which had fought in a dozen battles after its success capturing Vimy Ridge in April, was ordered in October 1917 to help capture the ridge at Passchendaele. The objections of their commander, Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie, were ignored. Months of fighting and unrelenting rain had turned the area into a muddy bog in which men and horses drowned. The stench of unburied bodies seemed to underscore the futility of the task. He estimated 16,000 Canadian lives would be lost in the attempt; the total was 15,654. Curr...
Paul G. Allen’s legacy: Uncovering history from the deep ocean
Front Lines

Paul G. Allen’s legacy: Uncovering history from the deep ocean

Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen (1953-2018) will be remembered for many things, his contribution to the personal computer revolution among them, but his role in uncovering historic shipwrecks and resurrecting their stories is especially captivating to many who have followed ocean exploration and naval history through the ages. Allen died a year ago from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was just 65, but he lived a big life. He was an early force at Microsoft (he named the company), where he and co-founder Bill Gates shepherded the personal computer from “a hobbyist curiosity to mainstream technology,” as The New York Times wrote in his obituary on Oct. 15, 2018. He left Microsoft in 1985 after his first bout with cancer. With an estimated worth of some US$26 billion, ...

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