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On this date: May 2017

1 May 1945 Cape Breton Highlanders attack German strongholds in Delfzijl, Netherlands. 2-3 May 1953 The Royal Canadian Regiment is hammered in the Battle of Hill 187 in Korea: 26 killed, 27 wounded, seven taken prisoner. 3 May 1917 Lieut. Robert Combe captures 80 prisoners near Acheville, France, and is posthumously awarded the Victoria...
  • On This Date: October 2014

    October 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    OCTOBER 1, 1944 Calais, France, is occupied by the 3rd Canadian Division. OCTOBER 2-3, 1944 First Canadian Army begins its hard slog to clear the Scheldt Estuary in an effort to open the port of...
  • On This Date: September 2014

    September 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    SEPTEMBER 1, 1864 The Charlottetown Conference begins. It is a step towards Confederation. Japanese sign terms of surrender on a United States battleship in Tokyo Bay. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES SEPTEMBER 2, 1945 Japanese sign terms of surrender on a United States battleship in Tokyo...
  • On This Date: August 2014

    August 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    AUGUST 1, 1957 Canada and the United States announce formation of the North American Aerospace Defence Command, integrating air defence of the two nations. AUGUST 2, 1990 Several hundred foreign nationals are used as human shields after 100,000 Iraqi troops invade Kuwait and seize the...
  • On This Date: July 2014

    July 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Troops leaving trenches during the Battle of the Somme. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA207187 JULY 1, 1916 On the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, 780 men of the Newfoundland Regiment attack; only 68 answer roll call the next day. JULY 2, 1904...
  • On This Date: June 2014

    June 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    JUNE 1, 2004 The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti assumes responsibility for supporting the transitional government and reforming the national police force. Canadian police and military personnel play significant roles. JUNE 2, 1917 Canadian Billy Bishop conducts a solo aerial attack on a German aerodrome in Cambrai,...
  • On This Date: May 2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    MAY 29, 1948 The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization is authorized, and assigns peacekeepers to maintain a ceasefire in...
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