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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...
  • 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...
  • The Soldier’s Bible

    March 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    In the March/April issue we excerpted Part 1 of The Canadian Soldier’s Handbook of General Information. Issued in 1943, the little red book was the Defence Department’s authoritative manual on a soldier’s rights and responsibilities in World War II. Part 2 of the book, which...
  • Eye On Defence: Needed: A New White Paper

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson A peacekeeper performs gate security as an advance party prepares a camp for troops deployed to Eritrea, Africa. In November, the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies released a report that was 10 months in the making. Entitled To Secure a...
  • Struggling Canadian Forces Need Funding, Manpower

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick After a decade of budget cuts andshrinking manpower, the Canadian Forces are caught in the worst of worlds with “conventional capabilities in decline and new capabilities unaffordable,” says the Conference of Defence Associations, the country’s largest pro-defence lobby group. In a report...