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The poet and the poppy

Book and cigar in hand, John McCrae relaxes at the holiday home of friends at Kennebunkport, Maine, where he spent a vacation in September 1903. Guelph Civic Museum/M1968X.436.3 A century ago, Canadian medical officer John McCrae saw “every horror that war had,” including the death of a close friend, and penned a poem that inspired...
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    Travelling About: May/June 2015

    May 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    1. Visit Calgary and learn about Holland The Military Museums in Calgary will be hosting a special exhibition of artifacts and photos relating to the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. There will also be video displays relating oral histories of the conflict...
  • A Montrealer wraps himself in the Union Jack. [LAC/PA-152318]

    VE-Day in Pictures

    May 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Timeless images of relief and joy It’s over! The guns in Europe are silent and the troops are coming home. As the news marking the Allied victory in Europe spreads from east to west, so does the...
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    Travelling About: March/April 2015

    March 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    1. Visit Quebec’s Citadel for a special exhibition The Parallel is a special exhibition of photography that compares the First World War to the mission in Afghanistan....
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    Travelling About: January/February 2015

    January 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    1. Visit The Canadian War Museum For Special Fighting In Flanders Exhibit When the First World War began 100 years ago, the fighting quickly centered on Belgium and the battles at places like Ypres and Passchendaele. The Canadian War Museum is putting on a special exhibition...
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    There is a select group within the Canadian Armed Forces who have received a certificate at the end of their tour of operations in North Bay, Ont., inducting them into the Brotherhood of Underground...
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    Travelling About: November/December 2014

    November 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    PHOTO: CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES, FONDS 1244, HEM 867A, IMAGE COURTESY OF CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM 1. See The Story Of Enemy Aliens In Canada This fall the Canadian War Museum is opening an exhibition of photographs depicting the internment of “enemy aliens” in Canada during...
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