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...
  • Songs and Ditties of Wartime

    November 20, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Songs and Ditties of Wartime By Edwin Pye June 1951   The songs and ditties sung by soldiers of all wars have helped immeasurably to boost the fighting men’s morale – even when they marched resolutely to what, to many of them, was death.  ...
  • Memory Lane

    November 13, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Memory Lane By W.E.Elliot February, 1952   The Old Orderly Room Box   When the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion, C.E.F., demobbed at London, Ontario, in April, 1919, the Orderly Room was kept open for another week in the belief there would still be matters to...
  • Five-Nines and Whiz Bangs

    November 6, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Five-Nines and Whiz Bangs By the Orderly Sergeant June, 1952   Battle of Jutland, Fought 36 Years Ago This Month, Brings Back Memories of Reaction On Western Front   Seems to me, troops, that in these days of fading memories we might hie us unto...
  • The Grand Finale

    October 30, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Grand Finale By Frank J. Atkinson November, 1953   It was the Eleventh of November, 1918. The Grande Place in Mons, rich with memories of the start of the Great War in August, 1914, and the epic struggle of the British Army against overwhelming...
  • A Phantasy of the Trenches

    October 23, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    A Phantasy of the Trenches By T.K. Gwinnell November, 1953   It was a quiet night, but somehow the tools in the company dump couldn’t get to sleep. Perhaps they were over-tired; they’d been too tired to sleep many times, more times than they cared...
  • Salute to the Men of Vimy

    October 16, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Salute to the Men of Vimy By Douglas W. Smith April 1949 They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We...
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