Centurions of Christmas

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – There’s a photo that hangs in our church taken in the early 1940s. It’s a big church in Toronto—it seats about 800 or so—with one of the largest United Church congregations in Canada. The photo was taken from up in the east side gallery looking down on the...
  • Julia Child   Denied entry into the Woman’s Army Corps because of her height, Julia Child joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a typist. Because of her education and experience, she was soon promoted to the role...
  • Hubris, hyperbole, hope and hockey

    October 3, 2017 by Terry Fallis
    Illustration by Malcolm Jones As summer wanes and autumn beckons, millions of Canadians of a particular persuasion get ready to board the annual nine-month, 82-game roller coaster. That is the lot of the hometown hockey fan, especially if you carry the torch for a certain Toronto franchise decked out in blue...
  • 10 Celebrities Who Served in the Second World War [Part 1]

    September 28, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Here are ten familiar faces you might not have known had a background in the military. Stay tuned for part 2....
  • 4 novels where the Axis won the Second World War

    August 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Fatherland by Robert Harris   Set in 1964, this alternate-history spy thriller takes place in a world where Nazi Germany launches a massive U-boat attack that eventually leads to British surrender. Meanwhile, the United States continues to defeat Imperial Japan by use of atomic bombs....
  • 11 iconic weapons of the Second World War

    August 16, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    M1 Garand rifle   The M1 Garand was the standard U.S. service rifle during the Second World War and the Korean War and saw limited use during the Vietnam War. Named for its Canadian-born designer John Garand, the weapon was the first standard-issue semi-automatic military...
  • Blustering on air

    August 15, 2017 by Terry Fallis
    Illustration by Malcolm Jones In direct competition with the most popular afternoon soaps, it debuted in October 1977 to modest reviews and small audiences. Yet somehow, nearly 40 years later, “Question Period,” live from the House of Commons, is still on the air. The cast...
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