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The Canadian Corps reunites for a big bash

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 the First World War and against the backdrop of...
  • Beginning The Battle For Sicily: Army, Part 60

    September 1, 2005 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: FRANK ROYAL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA132777 Members of Royal Canadian Regiment consult a map at Piazza Armerina, Italy, in July 1943. This is the first of a series of articles examining the Canadian contributions to the Allied campaign in Sicily and the Italian mainland....
  • A Rump Of A Navy: Navy, Part 11

    September 1, 2005 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA29755 HMCS Shearwater (left) and HMCS Rainbow at Esquimalt, B.C., in 1910. When the enemy finally came to Canada’s shores in 1918, he ran amok through the fishing fleet and revealed the woeful inadequacy of the nation’s naval defence. Apart from...
  • Elaine Goble

    September 1, 2005 by Jennifer Morse
    CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—AN20010243-001 Remembrance Day 2000. In the mid-1990s, Elaine Goble created a portrait of six veterans at a Remembrance Day ceremony. A few years later she drew her eight-year-old daughter listening to an elderly woman tell stories about her experiences during and after World...
  • On The Offensive In 1918: Part 11 of 18

    September 1, 2005 by Arthur Bishop
    The only award of the Victoria Cross to a Canadian in World War I outside the European theatre stems from heroic action in the Middle East in May 1918. It happened during a vicious battle for the occupation of Jerusalem and the capture of Jericho...
  • Our First Fighting Submariners: Navy, Part 10

    July 1, 2005 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–C032238 Submarine H-8 in drydock in Montreal, June 1917. One of the most remarkable, and best documented, Canadian naval stories of World War I is that of its small band of intrepid submariners. Only a handful of men, they provided the...
  • Flying the Hudson Strait: Air Force, Part 10

    July 1, 2005 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES Adjustments are made to a Fokker Universal in the frigid waters of the Hudson Strait in the late 1920s. In 1922, the Canadian Air Force dispatched Squadron Leader R.A. Logan on the CGS Arctic during its annual cruise of the Eastern Arctic...