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  • The housewife

    October 1, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Sewing kits were a surprisingly versatile tool for soldiers in the field At fleet school they said, ‘If we wanted you to have a wife, we’d issue you with one,’” recalls navy veteran Jim Ross. “And then they did.” In his six months at Canadian...
  • Canada's population was approximately eight million when the war began in August 1914. The Dominion was 47 years old and like a lot of other nations it was not ready for war, even though its militia was...
  • The World Goes Over The Edge

    July 1, 2014 by Donald E. Graves
    August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of a terrible conflict whose effects remain with us today. It is ironic that the century preceding the outbreak of war in 1914 was one of most peaceful in world history and in that year many people—particularly...
  • Life In The Frozen Trenches

    November 13, 2013 by Legion Magazine
      From Eaglesham School Teacher Mike McKay: This is the 7th year that we have dug trenches and slept in them.  This was the coldest year we have experienced.  The temperature was only -12, but the unrelenting wind caused a wind chill factor of -20. ...
  • Haunting song commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge

    April 19, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    On a tour of the trenches at Vimy Ridge in 2005 singer/songwriter/fiddler Lizzie Hoyt had a sudden revelation. “I realized had I lived 100 years ago, every single young man in my life would have been there.”  She and some friends had decided to take...
  • Canadians encouraged to wear Vimy pins April 9

    April 5, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The federal government and Vimy Foundation hope to launch a new national custom—the wearing of a Vimy Pin  on Vimy Ridge Day, April 9. On that day 95 years ago, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought side-by-side for the first time and captured...
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