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– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – I’ve noted before in these missives, I have no real experience in the Canadian Armed Forces—for which Canadians should be thankful—beyond a couple of indirect connections.  First, for three years as part of my day job, I provided media training services to the Department of National Defence. Despite...
  • The urge to fly, but how?

    February 15, 2018 by Terry Fallis
    – Illustration by Malcolm Jones – When I was a kid, I was fascinated by anything that flew. I well remember spending birthday money on those 25-cent balsa wood gliders. The first challenge was assembling them without snapping the fragile wings. They actually flew pretty...
  • Centurions of Christmas

    December 14, 2017 by Terry Fallis
    – 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...
  • 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....
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