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John McCrae’s baptism of fire

The Boer War started the year John McCrae graduated from the University of Toronto’s medical school. He had served as an officer in the military reserves and had a romantic view of war, partly gleaned from Rudyard Kipling’s vivid accounts of war as British adventure. He had pasted Kipling’s poem “The White Man’s Burden”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The brewing battle

    October 10, 2014 by Matthew Bellamy
    In the summer of 1941, Matthew H. Halton, a Toronto Star war correspondent, arrived in Solum, an Egyptian village near the Mediterranean Sea, just east of the border with...
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