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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...
  • Historic Victoria Cross Photo – Cecil Kinross

    January 28, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Cecil Kinross          Date of Deed: October 30, 1917 Location: Passchendaele, Belgium Portrait by Sharif...
  • Historic Victoria Cross Photo – Christopher O’Kelly

    January 27, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Christopher O’Kelly       Date of Deed: October 26, 1917 Location: Passchendaele, Belgium Portrait by Sharif...
  • Historic Victoria Cross Photo – Thomas Holmes

    January 26, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Thomas Holmes  Date of Deed: October 26, 1917 Location: Passchendaele, Belgium Portrait by Sharif...
  • Humour Hunt

    January 26, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    A Christmas-leave story from Danny Arntsen of Delisle, Sask.: I was orderly sergeant at Debert, N.S., when the regimental sergeant major asked my advice about a telegram he had just received from my friend Blacky. The telegram said: “Please grant three-day extension of leave. Sister...
  • Historic Photo Archive – Battle of Courcelette

    January 25, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Portrait of the 22nd Battalion charging during the Battle of Courcelette, September 1916. Credit: [E.P. GARTLAN, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION OF WAR ART, CANADIAN WAR...
  • Historic Victoria Cross Photo – Battle Headquarters

    January 25, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      The Canadian Corps battle headquarters, Neuville-Vitasse, August 1918. [DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA040274]...