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...
  • 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....
  • Pausing To Reflect

    January 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    From top: Fisherman Barry Sullivan remembers while on his boat at Herring Cove, N.S.; businessmen pause for remembrance on Bay Street in downtown Toronto; Leonard Epp of Rockwood Bison pauses while at the farm north of Stonewall, Man.; participating in a candlelight service at Yellowknife,...
  • Sanctified Ground

    November 1, 2003 by Sylvia Saunders
    by Stan Scislowski From top: The reflecting pool at Cassino War Cemetery, Italy; temporary markers rise above graves of Canadian soldiers killed near Ortona in 1943. Italy 1975: Spring, in all her splendour, bathed the lyrical Liri Valley in sunshine as I walked along a...
  • Building A Living Memorial

    November 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photographs by Natalie Salat From top: Mary George throws a wreath into the Channel; a delegate pays respects at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery; delegate Kevin Carter carries the flag; delegates (from left) Mary George, Jean-Pierre Godbout, Kevin Carter, Patti Coates, Sean McLennon, Catherine...
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