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Christmas at war: A cabin in the Hurtgen Forest

It was Christmas Eve 1914. The Tommies of Britain’s Queen’s Westminster Regiment had returned to the frigid trenches the previous day, relieving regular troops after four days of rest. Suddenly, in the stillness and cold, the voice of a young farmer’s son, Edgar Aplin, rose up from the frozen earth with “Tommy, Lad!,” a...
  • 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...
  • Conference Calls For Defence Policy Review

    March 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Legion Defence Committee members (from left) Lou Cuppens, Brad White and Buster Brown. The country’s top military, political and defence analysts gathered in Ottawa in late February for a Conference of Defence Associations meeting which took stock of Canada’s military capability at...
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