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Fierce fighting at Reichswald Forest

On Feb. 19, 1945, midway through Operation Veritable, the Allied plan to surge into Germany, the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) and Essex Scottish were in a tight spot. They were part of a pincer movement launched on Feb. 8 and wrapped up in March, in which the British XXX Corps and 3rd Canadian...
  • The Normandy Battle Of Attrition: Army, Part 22

    September 1, 1998 by Terry Copp
    The American military historian Stephen Ambrose has a new bestseller in the bookstores. It’s called Citizen Soldiers and in it he describes the United States Army from the Normandy landings to the surrender of Germany. Ambrose is one of a small, but growing group of...
  • Aba Bayefsky

    May 1, 1998 by Jennifer Morse
    The recurring theme of skeletons characterizes the work of Aba Bayefsky. From top to bottom: Belsen Concentration Camp—The Pit; All Quiet on the Western Front; Remembering The Holocaust. Many war artists had a bitter time recording the images of war, but few more so than...
  • The Airborne On D-Day: Army, Part 21

    May 1, 1998 by Terry Copp
    When historians really immerse themselves in the world inhabited by the men who planned the invasion of France in 1944, two things quickly become evident. Everyone expressed confidence that the operation would succeed and everyone feared it might fail. It was this nightmare of “the...
  • Jack Nichols

    March 1, 1998 by Jennifer Morse
    The war art of Jack Nichols includes from top to bottom: Normandy Scene, Beach in ‘Gold’ Area; Drowning Sailor; Troops in Hospital. Jack Nichols paints people. He has no formal education, but his strong canvases have placed him among the top Canadian artists of his...
  • D-Day At Sea And In The Air: Army, Part 20

    March 1, 1998 by Terry Copp
    The long frustrating debate over the timing and location of a Second Front in Northwest Europe came to an end at the Quebec Conference of August 1943. Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and their senior military advisers were briefed on the progress of Operation Neptune, the...
  • Maurice Galbraith Cullen

    January 1, 1998 by Jennifer Morse
    Cullen’s war art includes from top to bottom: Bombing Area, Seaford; Domart, 1918; Cite Ste. Catherine. Maurice Cullen painted with a gentle and very Canadian love of nature. At first glance it seems as though his WW I scenes of the front in France could...