Battlefield doctor

My great-great-grandfather was a surgeon who treated soldiers at the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866 It is a largely forgotten battle, even though it was one of the few ever fought on Canadian soil. By the standards of the time, it wasn’t an enormous fight in terms of lives lost or duration. Coming as...
  • My Father’s Museum

    May 1, 2007 by Harry Bruce
      Like heaven only knows how many other older Canadians, I have my own tiny war museum. I inherited it from my father, Charles Bruce. He was not a fighting man during World War II, but he saw some action. As chief of the London...
  • The Edge Of Hell

    March 1, 2007 by Tim Cook
    INSET PHOTO: FRANK ROYAL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA170783; ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Gregory Clark (inset) also served as a war correspondent in WW II. Dear old Governor, This is Good Friday, and I am spending the day girding myself for action. For our Easter Sunday, with...
  • Chilled By The Cold War

    January 1, 2007 by John M. Robertson
    ILLUSTRATION: DAVID BADOUR “If disaster be inevitable, make the best of it, is what Confucius is popularly supposed to have advised. No doubt Confucius said nothing of the sort, but during the Cold War that sentiment seemed, to many of us, to be the guiding...
  • Grandpa’s Silence

    November 1, 2006 by Sandra M. Walton
    ILLUSTRATION: STEWART SHERWOOD My grandfather, Alan Hanchard, was a quiet, reticent man who seldom mentioned World War I. So I was pleased and somewhat surprised when he agreed to provide me with information on the war for an essay I had to prepare for a...
  • A Tapestry Of Sacrifice

    November 1, 2006 by Eric Potts
    As a child I was always fascinated by those grainy pictures in history books of American Civil War veterans who lived well into the 20th century–50, 60 and even 70 years after their war experience. As I looked closely at their faces I wondered what...
  • Dieppe: Return To Red Beach

    November 1, 2006 by Kelly-Anne Campbell
    PHOTOS: KELLY-ANNE CAMPBELL Clockwise from top left: At Dieppe, Sister Agnes Marie Valois of France and Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment commanding officer Lt.-Col. Phil Berthiaume participate in the ceremony commemerating the sacrifices of the Essex Scottish; Dieppe veterans (from left) James McArthur and Harold...
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