to Legion Magazine
Fourth in a six-part series looking back at 90 years of The Legionary and Legion Magazine
The Legionary carried on in its large format throughout the 1960s. Articles typically addressed the issues of resettling veterans from the Second World War and the Korean War and improving disability pensions.
The magazine was going through its own struggles. First came the name change. In January 1969, the editorial invited readers to ring in the new year with a new look and title which it hoped would attract more advertisers. “We think our new name, Legion, has a crisp, modern sound, in keeping with today’s brand symbols and publishing trends,” the editorial said.
The new look proved popular, but a bigger storm was brewing as the federal government ...