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...
  • 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...
  • Faces of War

    January 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in Legion Magazine, March 1984 By Rosemary Hutchinson Exclusive Audio Version: My friend Charlie and I are cruising down the Strand in a Hillman. Now a Hillman, to the uninitiated, is a type of car spewed out to meet the emergency of wartime. It...
  • The Long and the Short and the Tall

    January 20, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in Legion Magazine, June 1972 By Ruth C. Auwarter Exclusive Audio Version:   I grew up in an unsophisticated atmosphere and in an uncomplicated way. Until I was nineteen or so, I grew like the wild rose that sprawled on the stone fences of...
  • A Bloody Miracle

    January 13, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in Legion Magazine, August 1982 By Eswyn Lyster Exclusive Audio Version:   The men of 3 Platoon of the Calgary Highlanders had been away from their unit for several weeks competing with mortar platoons of the Black Watch and Maisonneuve Regt. Battle schools, schemes...
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