10 Celebrities Who Served in the Second World War [Part 2]

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 of a top-secret researcher, working directly under the head...
  • 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...
  • Historic Victoria Cross Photo – Regina Trench

    January 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      An aerial view of Regina Trench, Sept. 19, 1916. [MITCHELL-TURNER AIR...

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