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....
  • D-DAY +70: Return Of The Liberators

    September 3, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    Poppies grow at the edge of a wheat field behind Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS Exclusive Audio Edition: More than once Bud Hannam is mobbed by children during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. At ceremonies, mothers...
  • Eyes! Eyes! Eyes!

    August 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in the June 1930 issue of Legion Magazine. Written by Will R. Bird Exclusive Audio Version: It was when the “Prairie Squirrels” were at Parvillers that Pete Mullins was sent down the line as a shell-shocked case, with every man in his platoon knowing...
  • “Dis is where de blood run down de blade,” the old soldier grinned, pointing to a long groove in his rusted sword. “If you’re going to de war, dey always tell you got to go and charge...you want to kill dem. Aaaaaarrrhhh! Bring it!”...
  • The Wedding Cake

    February 18, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in Legion Magazine, February 1964 By Joy Smith Exclusive Audio Version:    Many young people today probably have never heard the word “rationing,” but back in the “old days” of 1943 it had a very real meaning, particularly to those of us who were...
  • God Knows

    February 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in Legion Magazine, November 1984 By Rosemary Hutchinson Exclusive Audio Version:   The year of our war 1944 finds me and my friend Charlie still driving cars in the RCAF, but Ottawa has lifted us out of Newfoundland and plunked us on a Yorkshire...
  • Escape

    February 4, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    It was January, 1945, and bitterly cold. We were prisoners of war struggling along a snow-covered road in Czechoslovakia. Some had been in prison camps since the fall of France, others like myself since the Dieppe raid. Now the Germans had us on the move...
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