Why you shouldn’t steal the padre’s whisky

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – Two of my uncles ended up in the Korean War, one in the Canadian Army, the other in the American Army (how that happened is a story in itself). Cy was a sergeant in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, assigned to the Canadian headquarters where, among other...
  • 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...
  • Meet the “Little Ships” of Dunkirk [Infographic]

    August 8, 2017 by Legion Magazine
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  • In Britain’s official History of the Second World War, Canada’s vehicle production is described as the country’s greatest contribution to the eventual Allied...
  • 7 photos of Canada at Dunkirk

    July 21, 2017 by Legion Magazine
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  •   Most Canadians are familiar with the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, at the base of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. However, some might not know that the tradition of burying the unidentifiable remains of a soldier to honour all those who sacrificed their...
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