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...
  • Stuck In The Spin Cycle

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Graham Chandler   Cut throttle to idle. Ease back on the stick to maintain altitude, reducing airspeed by one knot per second. At five knots above stall speed, gradually feed in rudder so full input is achieved at the stall. Voila! We are in...
  • Touched By Remembrance

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Laurel Driedger   I remember what we did for remembrance when I was in grade school. All the students cut little poppies from red construction paper and then placed them around the classroom. Sometimes there would be a banner with the words Lest We...
  • Warding Off The Loneliness

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Bill Thompson   Several years ago I worked as an orderly in a veterans residential care facility at London, Ont. Known affectionately as The Wing, the facility was comprised of several pavilions surrounded by acres of woodland. The buildings, which were named after eight...
  • Remembering Beaumont Hamel

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford A view of the Beaumont Hamel monument from the trenches preserved at the memorial park. They came from across the sea. The first Newfoundland detachment of two infantry companies sailed from their native land in October of 1914, outfitted with khaki wool...
  • War Connections

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Don Smith   I was 12 when I heard the news of the Allied victory in August 1945. The war was finally over and like a lot of people I greeted that major development with a wild cheer. Most of us understood that many,...
  • Close Call In Croatia

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Paul Gélinas   There are many incidents that occur during a United Nations peacekeeping tour that go by unreported. One such event happened in 1993 when our platoon-size UN patrol arrived in the village of Okucani, roughly 120 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, Croatia. At...