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Surrounded by the Wolf Pack

The battle to protect convoy ON-127 taught Allied navy commanders some tough...
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    The poet and the poppy

    May 18, 2015 by Dianne Graves
    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...
  • Celebrating the return of Queen Wilhelmina, Canadian troops and Dutch groups parade past the Royal Palace and Dam Square in Amsterdam on June 28, 1945. B.J. Gloster/DND/LAC/PA-166390 Author Andrew Iarocci says YES. Author J.L. Granatstein says NO. Iarocci is an assistant professor of history at Western University in London, Ont., and is...
  • Empty bucket in hand, a hopeful Dutch boy crosses a bridge in Holland during the Hongerwinter (hunger winter) of 1944-45. [LAC/e002283041]

    Canada’s gift of liberty

    May 10, 2015 by Gerard Triesman
    Shattered by Germany’s occupation of their homeland, a Dutch family barely survived to rebuild their...
  • Dutch civilians in Zwolle ride on a Universal Carrier of the Régiment de la Chaudière. [LAC/PA-136176]

    Sweetest of springs

    May 8, 2015 by Mark Zuehlke
    The Canadian army played a big role in liberating the Netherlands. Canada and Holland have been best friends ever...
  • Officers of the Royal 22e Régiment, San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy. [LAC/PA-130590]

    On This Date: May 2015

    May 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    MAY 1, 1938 The Canadian Tank School is transferred from Wolseley Barracks in London, Ont., to Camp Borden and renamed the Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles...
  • 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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