Cross Border Doctor

It can be extraordinary who and what you will find when digging into family history. In an article for Legion Magazine last year, CBC journalist Murray Brewster wrote about the Battle of Ridgeway and the eyewitness account of his great-great-grandfather, a doctor and United States Civil War veteran, who in June 1866 tended wounded...
  • Zero Hour

    March 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by John M. Robertson   It was April 1, but His Majesty’s Ship Indefatigable had been plowing a furrow back and forth across the Pacific for so many uneventful weeks that we were in no mood for April Fool’s jokes. The 766-foot aircraft carrier had...
  • Safe Conduct

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Michael Crossling   Every month when I visit my local pharmacist to pick up a supply of prescription drugs I am obliged to either sit or stand next to the dispensing counter that features a large display of condoms. The display is usually stocked...
  • Through A Child’s Eyes

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by M.H. McKee   I was just a youngster when the Germans occupied the Netherlands in World War II. My family lived 25 miles southwest of Nijmegen, in a city called ‘s-Hertogenbosch. My father owned a seafood store and he would sometimes tease the German...
  • Sacred Places

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Wally Smith stands next to the Danger Tree at Beaumont Hamel. From the road near the Belgian village of Passchendaele, you look across a recently ploughed field to find a row of young kilted reservists from the Nova Scotia Highlanders standing shoulder...
  • Side By Side They Rest

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Gordon McArthur clutches the Canadian flag while next to his son Ian at the funeral. They grew up in different worlds, but came from the same country. They knew different people and experienced separate joys and hardships, but went off to war...
  • Carving Out Our History

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Pat Sullivan   The Vimy Memorial turned 65 this year, and creator Walter Allward would have been pleased with the birthday presents. Not only did the federal government promise to spend millions repairing the monument, but the memorial and Allward himself became central characters...