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....
  • 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...
  • My Sergeant Pilot

    December 23, 2013 by Sylvia Saunders
    Exclusive Audio Version As I approach my eighth decade, I think of him as my Sergeant Pilot. I know he neither is nor was any more mine than the moon or stars, yet there is something so profoundly personal in the fact that he wished...
  • Adrift With Death

    December 16, 2013 by John Gleason
      Exclusive Audio Version I jumped over the ship’s starboard rail into the Atlantic shortly after the second torpedo hit. I say the Atlantic, but by then we had probably reached the outer limits of the Bay of Biscay, roughly 300 miles off the French...
  • Beyond Words

    November 22, 2013 by James Hale
      Exclusive Audio Version: Driving across the fog-shrouded Lion’s Gate Bridge to West Vancouver on Remembrance Day morning, I heard six high school radio debaters discuss the possibility of Canada ever having to fight another war. Their consensus that contemporary youth are too self-oriented to...
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