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The race to Cambrai

In September 1918, German-occupied Cambrai was on the verge of falling. But could the Canadians reach the town in time to save it?   A century ago, the provincial town of Cambrai, France, was a focal point of major military operations on the Western Front. It was a vital military railway and road hub...
  • On This Date – October 2010

    October 1, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    1 OCTOBER 1990 Two months after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan (3rd) and HMCS Terra Nova sail out of Bahrain on their first Multinational Interception Force patrol. Along with HMCS Protecteur, the task force is part of the MIF in...
  • A Royal Review

    September 21, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Rear-Admiral Paul Maddison could not help noticing it as an echo from the darkest days of the Second World War. There, after all, was Halifax’s Bedford Basin, filled with warships ready for whatever task may fall to them. Behind him were 28 ships from Canada and...
  • On This Date – September 2010

    September 1, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    1 SEPTEMBER 1939 The Second World War begins as German forces sweep into Poland with the power of the “lightning war,” better known as the blitzkrieg. Advance East of Arras. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA 2 SEPTEMBER 1918 In France, throughout September and October, the...
  • Arctic Investigations: Air Force, Part 40

    August 25, 2010 by Hugh A. Halliday
    “It is considered that North West Air Command should examine the Northwest Territories in the interests of the safe and efficient conducting of air, land and sea rescue operations in the future. Such action is considered to be in line with the recent Cabinet Decision...
  • Complex And Troubled Years: Navy, Part 40

    August 18, 2010 by Marc Milner
    HMCS Assiniboine off Iceland, 1942. PHOTO: GERALD T. RICHARDSON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105817 The war at sea in 1942 pulled Canada’s small-ship navy in several directions simultaneously. The importance of the Royal Canadian Navy’s contribution to transatlantic convoy operations east of Newfoundland was confirmed in...
  • Closing Out The Italian Campaign: Army, Part 89

    August 11, 2010 by Terry Copp
    This is the last of a series of articles on Canada’s role in the Second World War Italian Campaign. The series began in the September/October 2005 issue of Legion Magazine, and all of the articles, with photos and sketch maps are available on this website....
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