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Spitfire documentary soars with nostalgia

For its aerial cinematography alone, airplane geeks and war history buffs alike will love the new documentary Spitfire: The Plane That Saved the World. Under the image direction of renowned aviation photographer John Dibbs, the aerial footage—set against dramatic cloudscapes, the pastoral English countryside, the English Channel and, of course, the white cliffs of...
  • Canada’s Joint Ops

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Disaster Assistance Response Team members deliver medical supplies in Honduras.   Shortly before noon on Dec. 4, 2000, Captain Peter Scott was watching a cloud of dust rise from behind the wheels of a civilian transport truck that had just delivered a...
  • These Boots They Did Some Walking

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston Lieutenant (Navy) Killer Kowalski (right) and some members of his Maritime Forces Atlantic team march during the victory parade. The loud, eerie sound at the foot of my bed pierced the damp air. Startled, I wondered what in the world was going...
  • Defence Requires Flexible Planning

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson PHOTO: M.CPL. ROBERT BOTTRILL, CANADIAN FORCES COMBAT CAMERA Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Hetherington (centre) discusses the work of the Provincial Reconstruction Team with rural leaders west of Kandahar. Prussian General Helmuth von Moltke once declared: “no plan survives first contact with the enemy.”...
  • Eye On Defence: Time For A New Vision

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The Hercules aircraft has continued to be a Canadian Forces workhorse since they first started being acquired in the 1960s. As of this writing the Department of National Defence’s White Paper of 1994 remains the theoretical foundation of Canadian defence policy...
  • The Royal Military College:There’s No Place Like It

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black First-year cadets practice drill. It’s early and the fog is lifting from Lake Ontario. Rays of sunlight have broken through and turned portions of the old limestone dormitories into gold. Until you spot the tall young man with the short haircut, you...
  • New Site For War Museum

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps announces new museum site. It has been 13 years since Legion Magazine first called the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa a national shame. Now a handful of senior cabinet ministers, local members of Parliament and bureaucrats have...

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