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Attack on Assoro

Whether it was a daring plan or a desperate gamble was debatable. But Brigadier Howard Graham of the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade and Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Sutcliffe of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (the Hasty Ps) agreed it was the only conceivable possibility for wresting Monte Assoro out of German hands. From the floor...
  • Riddle of the Enigma

    July 6, 2018 by Sharon Adams
     In this new video interview, Legion Magazine sat down with mathematician, computer scientist and Enigma Machine collector and expert Richard Brisson to discuss the riddle of the Enigma. BONUS: Be sure to look out for the red letters throughout the questions in the video. If...
  • Was the Dieppe Raid just a raid?

    July 3, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Early 1942 was a dark period for the Allies in the Second World War. The United States was by now a belligerent, but the situation was bleak. The Soviet Army was hard pressed to withstand the German onslaught that threatened Moscow, and Soviet Premier Joseph...
  • On this date: July 2018

    July 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 July 1943 The second of two Canadian convoys departs Scotland en route to the Mediterranean. 2 July 1885 Plains Cree chief Mistahimaskwa (Big Bear) surrenders to North West Mounted Police officers, ending the Northwest Rebellion. 3 July 1931 HMC ships Saguenay and Skeena complete...
  • Tank piercer

    June 5, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Just when the infantry needed a better anti-tank gun, the PIAT was unleashed Not all Panzer battles in the Second World War featured tanks duking it out or dodging artillery fire. Many of the big machines were destroyed by infantry. Ernest (Smokey) Smith’s Victoria Cross...
  • Not too old to serve

    June 4, 2018 by Tobbias Cassie
    Veterans of the First World War guarded prisoners in the Second World War “You’re too old.” Those were the words First World War veterans Clarence Wade and William Swim were confronted with when they tried to re-enlist in 1939. The former soldiers were being denied,...
  • Stopping the panzers

    June 1, 2018 by Marc Milner
    Canada’s role following D-Day was vital to the success of Operation Overlord The problem with the well-known story of Canada’s role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings in France in June 1944, is not what it says, but what it leaves out—just about everything that...
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