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Face to face: Is the Spitfire the most elegant aircraft ever built?

Elegance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder and highly subjective. One could ask the same question about scotch, wine or cars. And superlatives are dangerously inflexible words: terms like ‘most,’ ‘always’ and ‘forever’ should be avoided (especially in matters of the heart). Moreover, pilots (like sailors) are notoriously romantic; why else...
  • Face To Face: Is It Wrong To Sell Military Medals?

    November 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Military medals are bought and sold regularly in Canada and elsewhere and there are no rules against it. Is this practice...
  • The United States dropped two atomic bombs—nicknamed Fat Man and Little Boy—on Japan in August 1945, resulting in the deaths and injury of more than 200,000 people. Was that action justified to bring the war to an end?   Policy analyst John Siebert of Waterloo,...
  • Face To Face: Was The Battle Of The Somme Worth It?

    July 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Battle of the Somme was one of the most horrific battles of the First World War. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost between July and November 1916. Was it worth it?   Author Jonathan Vance says NO. Author Andrew Iarocci says YES. Vance...
  • Should family members of deceased veterans be allowed to wear the military medals of their deceased relative? Author Glenn Wright of Ottawa says NO. Author John Boileau of Halifax says...
  • Face To Face On Conscription

    March 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Did the Canadian government make the right decision by passing the Military Service Act of 1917? Author Serge Durflinger of Ottawa says NO. Author J.L. Granatstein of Toronto says...
  • Face To Face On The Avro Arrow

    January 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Did the Canadian government make the right decision in February 1959 to cancel the Avro Arrow project? Author and publisher Marc-Andre Valiquette of Montreal says NO. Researcher and writer Russell Isinger of Saskatoon says YES. Valiquette has written and published the four-book series Destruction of a...
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