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...
  • 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]...
  • Historic Victoria Cross Photo – German Prisoners

    January 22, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      German prisoners are led away after the storming of Regina Trench. [LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Humour Hunt

    January 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Cane of St.Catharines, Ont., says he has proof that old soldiers not only don’t die, they don’t even fade away. His 94-year-old uncle, Jim, a First World War veteran, wrote a cheque to pay his city taxes but died before the cheque was cashed. He...
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