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Front Lines

A Roman legionnaire’s pay slip and the siege at Masada

The UN’s cultural body, UNESCO, registered Masada in its list of world heritage sites in 2001, citing its “majestic beauty” and its importance as a “symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army.”

Russia no ‘paper tiger,’ warns Norad commander

As Russia’s military capabilities seem to flutter in the wake of their ongoing invasion of Ukraine, and China’s grows, officials say they are still the biggest and gravest threat to North America.

Gudrid the Far-Travelled an icon among Norse women

The role of Viking women was more equal to men than previously thought. But one woman, Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir or Gudrid the Far-Travelled, was likely more influential than most.

Politics, racism and colonialism: Awarding the Victoria Cross

The bureaucratic source, who played a key role in implementing the changes more than a decade ago, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants “badly” to eclipse his father’s legacy and eventually eliminate the military’s British trappings once and for all—the VC included.

No VC for Jess Larochelle, says military

Lieutenant-Colonel Carl Gauthier told Legion Magazine that hard-and-fast time limits prevent Private Jess Larochelle from becoming the first soldier to receive the Canadian VC since it was created in 1993.

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