Brass Hats in Red Tape

Brass Hats in Red Tape By Wilfrid Bovey February 1954 The task of the officers responsible for the administration of the Canadian troops in Britain in the early days of the First World War was complicated by enough red tape to tie us all up in knots. The over-riding factor was that the only...
  • What Made Vimy So Memorable?

    April 2, 2015 by Legion Magazine
      What Made Vimy So Memorable? By D. E. Macintyre April 1960 Canadians fought and won hard battles in the First World War, fought them without hate but with a cold and relentless endurance that carried them from 1914 to victory at Mons in 1918....
  • Tragi-Comedies of Error

    March 19, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Tragi-Comedies of Error By Wilfrid Bovey December 1953 The First Canadian Contingent left Valcartier for Britain; their armada, convoyed by ships of the Royal Navy, finally sailed from Gaspé on October 3rd, 1914. After that we over here knew very little, but rumours flew on...
  • Canadian Poets of World War I

    March 12, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian Poets of World War I By R.O. Spreckley April 1953 General James Wolfe is reported to have said on the eve of the epoch-making battle which was to be his last, that he would sooner have written Thomas Gray’s “Elegy in a Country Courtyard”...
  • Then and There

    March 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Then and There By Wilfred Bovey September, 1953 Memories are queer things; even philosophers and psychologists are not sure what they are. Yet we all know that in some filing cabinet of the brain lie sound pictures of long past events, ready for us to...
  • Guardians of the West – The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada By Cliff Bowering November, 1951 When it came time to decide which Canadian Army Reserve Force units were to be represented in the European-bound 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, history and tradition, among other...
  • When Idols Topple

    February 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    When Idols Topple By Captain B. H. Liddell Hart October, 1953   Robert Blake, Editor of The Private Papers of Douglas Haig, 1914-1919, states that “Haig had his diary typed out and bound in 38 substantial volumes” and that “it is clear from his will...
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