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The Phoney War

Two days after Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, Britain and France declared war on the Nazi regime. On the evening of Sept. 3, a German U-boat torpedoed the British passenger liner SS Athenia, a sign that Hitler intended to wage a ruthless war at sea. The sinking triggered ample public outrage, but little...
  • Francis Forster

    May 1, 2002 by Jennifer Morse
    Stevedore. Travel and adventure have been a big part of war artist ‘s life. Born in 1907 in Calcutta, India, he and his family immigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto in 1928. He studied art in London, England, and Paris and held teaching positions...
  • Personnel from the Lincoln and Welland Regiment’s canoe commando party train for the January 1945 assault on Kapelsche Veer. On Nov. 2, 2001 a large delegation of Canadians as well as many Dutch citizens gathered at the Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery for the long-delayed funerals...
  • Robert Hyndman

    March 1, 2002 by Jennifer Morse
    Wing Commander D.J. Williams. Robert Hyndman’s paintings depict the men and machines of the air force. Robert Hyndman has been a professional artist for more than 65 years. Born in Edmonton in 1915, he began his career after graduating from the Toronto Central Technical School...
  • Bomber Command Strategy: Army, Part 40

    March 1, 2002 by Terry Copp
    A church service is held in Normandy, France, in August 1944 for members of an RCAF Typhoon fighter-bomber wing. Petrol tins and ammunition boxes were used instead of pews. A new biography on Bomber Harris, written by the former head of the Royal Air Force...
  • George Pepper

    January 1, 2002 by Jennifer Morse
    War artist George Pepper produced an impressive array of paintings. Above: Dead German Paratroopers. George Pepper painted with a quick intensity that seems consistent with his life. His days were filled with adventure and experience and he followed the call of his art through war...
  • Advancing To The Maas: Army, Part 39

    January 1, 2002 by Terry Copp
        A recent battlefield tour of Belgium and the Netherlands was greatly enriched by the presence of World War II veterans, including two who served with the Algonquin Regiment in the battles to liberate the Low Countries. Georges Paquette and Ernie Hilts shared their...
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