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...
  • Canadian Corps Sports In France

    October 9, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian Corps Sports In France By  Geo. C. Machum July 1951 The 1st of July, 1918, will long be remembered by many veterans of the First World War. That was the day of the famous Canadian Corps Sports at Tincques, France, which had no less...
  • No. 9 Mess’s Soldier

    October 2, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    No. 9 Mess’s Soldier By  “Naval Veteran” January 1928 “SCALDINGS!” shouted the cook of No. 17 mess as, with a kettle of pea-soup in one hand and a tin dish of salt pork balanced on the other, he came rushing from the galley only to...
  • My Brother Bill

    September 25, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    My Brother Bill By  A.V. Bentum April 1985 Of my two brothers who, like me, went to France in WW I, Bill was my favorite. Like most old soldiers I am now fading away so Bill is in my thoughts as I dream of days...
  • The Historian’s Story of Vimy

    September 18, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Historian’s Story of Vimy By  John Buchan April 1927 A decade has passed since the great battle in which the Canadian Corps swept the enemy from their supposed impregnable position on Vimy Ridge. The story of this epic has been repeated each year as...
  • Christmas Leave

    September 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Christmas Leave By W. E. Turley, First C.E.F. December 15, 1926 “Out since Mons” blinked all the way across the Channel in the dark. The salt spray lashed his wet cheeks. He was a tough nut – No. 3427, Pte. William A. Smith, of the...
  • An Incident

    September 4, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    An Incident By James Frances December 1926 The second draft for overseas service was very much like the first, and, for that matter, it differed little from those that were to follow. It was the same heterogeneous collection of saints and sinners, rich and poor...
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