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Four soldiers, four battles

In the final 100 days of the First World War, Canada was called again and again to lead the offensive The Hundred Days campaign was a series of battles unleashed by the Allied forces from Aug. 8, 1918, to the end of the war on the Western Front in France and Belgium on Nov....
  • On this Date: August 2018

    August 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 August 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait. Canada announces it will send a naval task group. 3 August 1876 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first test call on a telephone, to his uncle, David Charles Bell, who spoke to him from a telegraph office in Brantford,...
  • The long wait for peace

    July 24, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Recent overtures for a treaty between North Korea and South Korea can be traced back 65 years The world awaits a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War, 65 years after an armistice ceased the fighting between military forces. The Korean War went into...
  • Norman Schwarzkopf and Saddam Hussein

    July 17, 2018 by Mark Zuehlke
    When placed in command, take charge.” This was more than just a catchy quote by General Norman Schwarzkopf. The four-star general was 56 when United States President George H.W. Bush appointed him to command the multinational coalition responding to Iraq’s forced annexation of Kuwait in...
  • Attack on Assoro

    July 9, 2018 by Mark Zuehlke
    Whether it was a daring plan or a desperate gamble was debatable. But Brigadier Howard Graham of the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade and Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Sutcliffe of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (the Hasty Ps) agreed it was the only conceivable possibility for wresting...
  • Riddle of the Enigma

    July 6, 2018 by Sharon Adams
     In this new video interview, Legion Magazine sat down with mathematician, computer scientist and Enigma Machine collector and expert Richard Brisson to discuss the riddle of the Enigma. BONUS: Be sure to look out for the red letters throughout the questions in the video. If...
  • Was the Dieppe Raid just a raid?

    July 3, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Early 1942 was a dark period for the Allies in the Second World War. The United States was by now a belligerent, but the situation was bleak. The Soviet Army was hard pressed to withstand the German onslaught that threatened Moscow, and Soviet Premier Joseph...
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