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Valour on the road to Cambrai

Samuel Lewis Honey was born in Conn, Ont., to Reverend George Honey and Metta Blaisdell. A schoolteacher, Honey enlisted at the age of 21 in January 1915. In 1917, he was awarded the Military Medal for his raids on German trenches. The citation read, “He did most excellent work in clearing an enemy’s communication...
  • Our American airmen

    September 13, 2018 by Peter Silverman
    As Canada rushed to find instructors and aircrew for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, many Americans flocked north.   It was 1941 and Britain and the Allies were losing the war. German Panzers were sweeping across Russia and there seemed to be little to...
  • A grand hotel

    August 10, 2018 by Don Gillmor
    The Château Frontenac opened on Dec. 11, 1893, one of the grand Canadian Pacific Railway hotels that include the Banff Springs Hotel and the Chateau Lake Louise. Designed by American architect Bruce Price, it sits on a prominent site in Quebec City, perched 54 metres...
  • The great call-up

    August 7, 2018 by Graham Chandler
    What was it like to be conscripted during the First World War? In 1910, William Joseph Rowntree dropped out of school to work full time on his father’s mixed farm near Weston, Ont. So when Ottawa issued its Proclamation Calling Out Class 1 on Oct. 12,...
  • Blood in the Mud | 360 VR-Experience

    June 27, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    This video is best viewed on a mobile device or VR headset. Use headphones for a fully immersive environment. Experience the First World War Battle of Beaumont-Hamel from a perspective never before portrayed. Brought to you by Legion Magazine, this 360/VR experience is an artist’s representation of the past and...
  • The short heroic life of Buzz Beurling

    May 25, 2018 by Don Gillmor
    George (Buzz) Beurling was credited with 31½ “kills” in the Second World War, more than any other Canadian pilot, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross and two Distinguished Flying Medals. He was a gifted pilot, a superb marksman and fearless in...
  • Prisoners of War

    May 16, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Canadians taken captive in the First and Second World Wars experienced brutality and starvation in prison camps, sometimes suffering years of confinement that compromised their health and sanity. This new special web-feature uncovers the true stories of Canadians who were captured in WW I and WW II...
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