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Jitter and snatch patrols in Korea

In the spring of 1952, the Allies in Korea were starving for intelligence on Chinese forces, which went to ground (and underground) between attacks. Two new strategies were employed, one to get enemy soldiers to give away their positions, and the other to capture prisoners for interrogation. The troops labelled them jitter and snatch...
  • Liberating the death camps

    April 15, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    On April 15, 1945, three weeks before the end of the Second World War, the British 63rd Anti-Tank Regiment liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, which was in the throes of an epidemic and was peacefully handed over by the Germans. What they witnessed there in...
  • Forming the Canadian Airborne Regiment

    April 8, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    With the formation of the Canadian Airborne Regiment on April 8, 1968, the Chief of the Defence Staff General Jean Victor Allard achieved his dream of a flexible immediate response force. He intended it to be quite different. “This regiment would not reflect the identity...
  • On this date: April 2020

    April 1, 2020 by Legion Magazine
      1 April 1734 The lighthouse at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island is officially lit; the only other on the entire eastern coast of North America is in Boston. 2 April 1871 Canada’s population is 3,689,257, according to the first census of the Dominion of...
  • Canadian Air Force becomes royal

    April 1, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    On April 1, 1924, Canada’s flying service was renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force. Its motto Through Adversity to the Stars is fitting indeed. In September 1914, just one month after entering the First World War, Canada sent one aircraft of the Canadian Aviation Corps...
  • Skirmish at Duck Lake

    March 24, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    The Northwest Rebellion—or Northwest Resistance, depending on which side of history you are on—began on March 26, 1885, in Saskatchewan near the junction of two trails, one of which led to Batoche and the other to Fort Carlton. The buffalo were disappearing, the government had...
  • Canadian leads coalition against Gadhafi

    March 18, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi responded harshly to opponents and citizens as the demonstrations of the Arab Spring devolved toward civil war in 2011. He vowed to eradicate them house by house. To protect civilians, the United Nations called for a ceasefire and imposed a no-fly...
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