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....
  • This Coming Spring

    January 1, 2005 by Tom MacGregor
    PhotoS: Tom MacGregor Clockwise from top: Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, near Nijmegen in the Netherlands, has 2,338 Canadian graves; Hundreds of Dutch military personnel drop from the sky in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Operation Market Garden; The Keep Them Rolling Association displays vintage...
  • In Belgium They Remember

    January 1, 2005 by Tom MacGregor
    Photo: Tom MacGregor David Clark (third from left) steps forward to place flowers on his brother’s grave in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Belgian children sit nervously waiting for the end of the three-hour ceremony at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Their part in the placing of...
  • Dad

    November 1, 2004 by Jennifer Morse
    by Jean Peirson I remember the hustle and bustle that filled our house on the morning of November 11th. It was the 1960s and our small home in Summerside, P.E.I., was crowded: Ten kids, most of us dressed in Brownie, Girl Guide or cadet uniforms,...
  • Inside Churchill’s Bunker

    September 1, 2004 by James Hale
    by John Lee PhotoS: Imperial War Museum London’s Cabinet War Rooms museum includes (from top) the operations room and the bed where Churchill slept. It is 8.30 a.m. on a chilly September in 1940. While Londoners struggle to mop-up after yet another overnight Blitzkrieg bombardment...
  • Going Back To D-Day

    July 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photos by Mac Johnston Two returning Canadian veterans are absorbed in a moment of reflection on Juno Beach. “Merci vétérans, merci Canada,” a Frenchman shouted from the crowd lining the narrow road as a cavalcade of Canadian veterans in restored World War II...
  • D-Day Memories

    May 1, 2004 by Norman Brown
    Clockwise from top: Canadian soldiers advance to consolidate a Normandy beachhead; a Canadian soldier prepares to land—with his bicycle—on D-Day; German prisoners of war await transportation on Juno Beach; soldiers use the scramble nets of HMCS Prince David during D-Day operations. D-Day, June 6, 1944....
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