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In and out of Southeast Asia

Canada’s air force had a tentative role in defending Australia, Burma and...
  • On This Date: April 2015

    April 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    APRIL 1, 1999 Canada creates a third territory called Nunavut, carved out of the Northwest Territories. Nunavut covers one-fifth of Canada and the Inuit make up 85 per cent of the population. APRIL 2, 1885 Soldiers from Eastern Canada travelling west by train encounter incomplete...
  • CoppFeature

    Deadly green fog

    March 31, 2015 by Terry Copp
    On the third day of the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans unleashed another chlorine gas attack. Canadians were the target this...
  • MilnerFeature

    Five U-boat kills in five weeks

    March 24, 2015 by Marc Milner
    In the summer of 1942, Canada’s escort fleet excelled at protecting supply convoys from German...
  • FaceToFaceFeature
    The story of how Canadian soldiers captured Vimy Ridge in April 1917 has become almost mythological in Canada’s public consciousness. Should this victory hold the place it does in the annals of the Canadian...
  • Personnel of the Canadian Women's Army Corp at No. 3 CWAC (Basic) Training Centre. [LAC/PA-145516]

    On This Date: March 2015

    March 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    MARCH 1, 1942 The Canadian Women’s Army Corps is granted full army status and becomes an integral part of the Canadian Militia. Prior to this, only nursing sisters were admitted into the Canadian Armed Forces. MARCH 2, 1923 The Halibut Treaty, a Canadian-American agreement concerning fishing rights in...
  • Heading to the front in high spirits, troops in the Governor General’s Horse Guard move through the Liri River valley in central Italy on  May 26, 1944. [LAC/PA-168026]

    The Forgotten Front

    March 1, 2015 by J.L. Granatstein
    Canadians fought continuously on Sicily and the Italian mainland from July 1943 to February 1945, losing more than 5,000 men. Why then is the Italian Campaign so overlooked...
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