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The seizing of Europe’s bells

The bells that rang out across allied nations after the First World War ended what for many had been a four-year silence enforced by regulation in some places and imposed by confiscation in others. In Germany and across Europe, tens of thousands of bronze bells—some imparting “the songs of the angels” since the 12th century—had...
  • Eye On Defence: A Lighter And More Lethal Army

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Canadian Forces members equipped with Coyote armoured vehicles on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In the 1994 White Paper on Defence, the current government made a key decision regarding Canadian defence policy when it undertook to maintain a military that would be...
  • Rum In The Trenches

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Tim Cook   More than 230,000 Canadians were killed or wounded in the slaughter and inhuman living conditions of World War I. Despite the constant hemorrhage of casualties, which peaked during the big battles of Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele and Last 100 Days, the...
  • Combat At Cold Lake

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Clockwise from top: An E-3A lifts off from Cold Lake, Alta., with its radar dome that is about nine metres in diameter and two metres thick; Captain Kirk Suroka climbs into the cockpit of a CF-18; an F-15 Eagle is examined by...
  • Heroism: On The North Atlantic

    May 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Robert C. Fisher German U-boat U-210 as seen from the deck of the Canadian destroyer Assiniboine during a deadly encounter on the North Atlantic in August 1942. The Battle of the Atlantic, which is commemorated the first Sunday in May, was the longest continuous...
  • For Better Or For Worse

    May 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Canadian and American soldiers are together again, this time united in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan. But is this a relationship that will last, or is it a marriage of convenience that will end as soon as the threat has passed...
  • Eye On Defence: Time To Ask The People

    March 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Defence Minister Art Eggleton In late February Defence Minister Art Eggleton told the annual gathering of the Conference of Defence Associations in Ottawa that his department was about to launch a full and open review of Canadian defence policy, a review...
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