Archive for March, 2020

  • U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‘Joe’

    March 24, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Ah, caffeine. That little pause that refreshes. But if you’re in the military, that cuppa joe or caffeine-laced energy drink can literally be a lifesaver. That’s why scientists in the United States military have spent 10 years researching the benefits of caffeine. They’ve come up...
  • Skirmish at Duck Lake

    March 24, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    The Northwest Rebellion—or Northwest Resistance, depending on which side of history you are on—began on March 26, 1885, in Saskatchewan near the junction of two trails, one of which led to Batoche and the other to Fort Carlton. The buffalo were disappearing, the government had...
  • New ships raise issue of missile defence

    March 24, 2020 by David J. Bercuson
    When it comes to Canadian defence policy, there is something poison about the words “missile defence.” The United States attempted to get Ottawa to sign on to its missile-defence program as far back as 2005 when then-prime minister Paul Martin turned the U.S. away after...
  • What would you do?

    March 20, 2020 by Dyann Bernard
    I take a breath, scoot to the edge of my seat—ready to exit the van and eager to investigate our next stop. I walk along Ruytershoveweg Road toward a tall white wall, set back from the street and seemingly out of place among the trees...
  • – CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE – The May/June 2020 issue of Legion Magazine will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe and we want our dedicated readers to be a part of it. Help choose our cover!...
  • The evolution of war photography

    March 18, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    In an age when technology limited most photography to static studio poses and bland, if not severe, countenances, Canadian army photographer William Rider-Rider elevated the art to a higher level under the most trying of circumstances. Armed with a bulky 4×5 box camera, the lieutenant...
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