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Canadians take Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70 was a 10-day Canadian Corps victory in the First World War that came at a terrible cost to both sides. It began on Aug. 15, 1917, and by the end of the first day alone, 1,056 Canadians had been killed, 2,432 wounded and 39 taken prisoner. Lieutenant-General Arthur Currie...
  • Turning To World War I: Army, Part 52

    May 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    From top: Bell tents and men fill a field at Camp Valcartier, Que., in 1914; A march-past is organized at Camp Borden, Ont., in July 1916; (Inset) Sir Sam Hughes (right) visits Camp Valcartier in September 1914. Most of the world remembers World War I...
  • The Original Rainbow Warrior: Navy, Part 3

    May 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    From top: (Inset) Commander Walter Hose on the deck of HMCS Rainbow; HMCS Rainbow set off in August 1914 to find German cruisers along the American west coast; Canada’s first submarines, CC.1 and CC.2 were purchased by the Province of British Columbia in 1914. Ninety...
  • The Birth Of Missile Defence: Air Force, Part 3

    May 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    From top: A Canadian soldier stands guard over debris from a V-2 rocket that fell near the docks in Antwerp, Belgium; A member of the French resistance examines a damaged V-1 rocket near Foucarmont, France, in 1944 In November 1939, British authorities acquired a summary...
  • Orville Fisher

    May 1, 2004 by Jennifer Morse
    Orville Fisher landed with the troops on D-Day, and his paintings record the historic assault and the chaos of battle. Clockwise from top: Engineers Clearing Roads Through Caen; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders; Scheldt Crossing; Battle for Carpiquet Airfield. The will to survive must have...
  • Saving The Guns In South Africa: Part 3 of 18

    May 1, 2004 by Arthur Bishop
    Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients William Nickerson, Arthur Richardson, Edward Holland, Hampden Cockburn and Richard Turner. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sharif Tarabay Canada’s participation in the Boer War or South African War, fought from Oct. 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, was essentially based on economic...
  • Eyes In The Skies: Air Force, Part 2

    March 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Enemy positions were also observed with the use of balloons during WW I. This photo was taken in September 1916 The literature of World War I aviation history is filled with accounts of fighter pilots, more particularly the famous aces like Manfred von Richthofen and...
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