Canada’s man in Havana

The story of a young Canadian diplomat spying on the Soviets in Cuba on behalf of the CIA with the blessing of our prime minister is improbable, but no more so than its context. This was the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the world came within a hair’s breadth of a nuclear holocaust....
  • A Royal Filly

    September 1, 2003 by Linda Hersey
    The heat was sweltering that night in the hills near Coriano, Italy. It was Sept. 15, 1944, and the shelling on the Gothic Line was heavy and unrelenting. Civilians in fear for their lives took shelter wherever they could, some hiding in stacks of hay...
  • With The Guns In Korea

    July 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Don Dalke The story of how I got to serve in the Korean War begins in 1944 when I joined the army cadets at Lethbridge, Alta. I was 14 at the time, but worked my way through to become an officer. When I turned...
  • My Day At The Wall

    July 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Jack LaChance Jack LaChance stands next to the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ont. The dedication of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance on July 27, 1997, was one of the most meaningful and solemn days of my life. Up...
  • Lining Coronation Street

    May 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by R.H. Shelford From top: Thousands of spectators and hundreds of street liners watch as the State Coach makes its way to Westminster Abbey for the coronation ceremony in 1953; the author (centre) waits for the parade on London’s Cockspur Street. Fifty years ago we...
  • Tea For Victory

    May 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Aloysius Power Our village, which is nestled in an Irish green valley, has a sparkling salmon river that empties into St. Mary’s Bay. The pristine river and the community of Branch, Nfld., get their names from the design of a tree branch formed by...
  • The Ex Files

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Gerald W. Sigrist From top: HMS/M Explorer enters Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1960; HMS/M Excalibur performs a high-speed run in 1959; HMS/M Excalibur arrives at Cambelltown Harbour, Scotland; Submariners at work in the motor room of one of two experimental submarines fuelled by high-test peroxide....
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