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Canada at 150

Canada was formed by a combination of hope and fear; hope that something great could be created in the wilderness, and fear of American imperialism and Fenian raiders. At 150, we are no longer young, but compared to our aging parents (England is 1,146 years old, if you count Alfred the Great as its...
  • Two Legion Magazine Covers Are Up For Awards

    February 22, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    Magazines Canada has announced that Legion Magazine is a finalist in two categories in the Canadian Cover Awards for 2012. The magazine’s January/February 2012 issue celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War Of 1812 is a finalist in the category of General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and...
  • Travelling About: Jan/Feb 2013 Things To Do And See

    January 11, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    1. See Stunning Afghan War Photojournalism At The Canadian War Museum Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu spent an exhaustive and truly dangerous amount of time outside-the-wire in Kandahar to capture the images that make up this exhibit. Go check out the gripping photographs produced by the award-winning...
  • Ready To Serve

    November 14, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    When Canada declared war on Germany on Sept. 10, 1939, Canadian women were quick to voice an interest in becoming involved in the war effort. As Alice Sorby of Winnipeg so picturesquely expressed it, “In September 1939 when the thunder of war first crashed about...
  • The Gift of Air Power

    September 15, 2012 by Graham Chandler
    One misty morning last year, Belfast amateur aviation historian Jonny McNee was in County Donegal looking for a Second World War Spitfire crash site he had been researching. When he stopped to buy his daughter some candy, a chatty local told him, “It’s in a...
  • The Morale Department

    July 15, 2012 by D'Arcy Jenish
    One Sunday morning, early in March 1915, Cooper Antliff of 41 St. Mark St., Montreal, took up pen and paper and wrote a three-page letter to his brother, Private William Antliff, a commerce student at McGill University who had interrupted his studies to enlist and...
  • Women’s Work

    May 15, 2012 by Valerie Knowles
    When we think of war we usually think of men—and now women as well—fighting battles on land and sea and in the air. All too often we forget that for these combatants to fight millions of people are required to work behind the front line...
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