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Berton’s correspondent

Lester Giffin was a private with the 85th Battalion at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917. In the years after that momentous battle, he felt its importance hadn’t been recognized by the general public, and in 1982, at the age of 89, he decided to remedy this by writing about Vimy himself. Typing...
  • 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...
  • 1. Go To Juno Beach! If you’ve never been to Juno Beach, it’s worth the time and money to buy a ticket for the 70th anniversary. The Juno Beach Centre is right on the D-Day Beach where Canadians landed on June 6, 1944. This year there...
  • 1. Gone But Not Forgotten If there was one time of the year to make a special effort to honour the sacrifice made by the more than 100,000 Canadians who have died fighting for this county, this is it. Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day are...
  • For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival presents dozens of concerts all over the island, an extensive line-up of community events, and a nightly Festival Club. By all...
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