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Warfare Most Foul

From the first velvety phut of the shell burst to those corpse-like breaths that a man inhaled almost unawares,” wrote Private John Lynch of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. “It lingered about out of control. “When he fired it, a man released an evil force that became free to bite friend or foe til...
  • Protected: A Dane with the CEF

    August 11, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected...
  • The Canadian Corps reunites for a big bash

    August 6, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    On the weekend of Aug. 4, 1934, more than 90,000 veterans—from every corner of Canada and some from Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States—converged on Toronto for a massive Canadian Corps reunion. The event coincided with the 20th anniversary of the start of...
  • Ammo Fire

    August 5, 2020 by John Boileau
    When the Second World War broke out, residents of Halifax and Dartmouth—carrying vivid memories of the disastrous explosion of 1917—were understandably nervous. And the danger this time was even greater than it had been a generation earlier. The same enemy was much stronger and his...
  • On this date: August 2020

    August 5, 2020 by Legion Magazine
    1 August 1957 Canada and the United States form the North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) to integrate air defences. 2 August 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait. Canada contributed 4,500 military personnel to the 1991 Gulf War. 3 August 1981 Egypt and Israel sign a peace...
  • Treachery on Anticosti Island

    July 29, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    The submarine attacks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the Second World War were the stuff of nightmares. How much worse would it have been if Germany had established a toehold off the coast of Quebec? That may be just what they tried to...
  • The fighting after Hill 70

    July 21, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    The Battle for Hill 70 was an important victory for the Canadian Corps in August 1917, though it did not achieve its ultimate objective. The Canadians had been ordered to capture the German stronghold at Lens, a French coal-mining centre. But first, Hill 70 had...