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On This Date: September 2015

SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 Dieppe, France, is liberated, predominantly by Canadian troops. September 2, 1998 Swissair 111 crashes off Nova Scotia, killing 229. September 3, 1916 The Canadian Corps takes a three-kilometre section of the front along Pozières Ridge near the Somme River in northern France. September 4, 2006  Private Mark Anthony Graham is killed,...
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      Author D’Arcy Jewish says YES.   Author Reg Whitaker says NO.   D’Arcy Jenish is a freelance writer and author of nine books. He is currently at work on a history of FLQ terrorism that culminated in the October Crisis. Reg Whitaker is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University....
  • HallidayFeature

    Double duty

    August 7, 2015 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Flying veterans of one world war often served with distinction in the...
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    On This Date: August 2015

    August 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    AUGUST 1, 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait. Canada sends a naval task group. AUGUST 2, 1914 Germany invades Luxembourg, has mobilized 1.5 million men. AUGUST 3, 2005 Canada’s last surviving First World War veteran, Ernest “Smokey” Smith, VC,...
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    The detached battalion

    July 31, 2015 by Terry Copp
    In the Battle of Frezenberg, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry would give no...
  • MilnerFeature

    An unaffordable loss

    July 24, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    The sinking of HMCS Ottawa triggered a shift in the navy’s priorities The battle for convoy ON-127 was effectively over on Sept. 13, 1942, when HMCS Ottawa made contact in poor visibility with the relief destroyers about 400 miles east of Newfoundland. The RCN’s official history...
  • An officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve examines the papers of a Japanese-Canadian fisherman in Steveston, B.C., in December 1941. DND/LAC/PA-170503   Author J.L. Granatstein says YES. Author Pamela Sugiman says NO. Granatstein has written dozens of books, including Who Killed Canadian History? and Canada’s Army: Waging War...
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