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Mathematicians calculate alternative Battle of Britain scenarios

A new study says Adolf Hitler would have won the Battle of Britain in the Second World War had he started three weeks earlier and focused on airfields rather than shifting his bombing campaign to London and other cities. Using a computer model, six mathematicians at the University of York in England have recalculated...
  • Frustrating Summer For Canada’s Military

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick The Canadian Forces may have a new political chief at the helm, but the old problems of too few troops, too little cash and too many commitments have not gone away over the summer. “Our foreign policy is writing cheques our defence...
  • by Tom MacGregor Gus Turner (left), Fran MacBride and Web site designer Mike Block announce the Department of National Defence’s program to protect postwar Canadian graves in Europe. While the world wars of the last century left Europe with a scattering of well tended war...
  • 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...
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