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Dutch gratitude

Holland’s appreciation of Canada abounds as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands approaches   The Netherlands was a neutral country when the Second World War broke out on Sept. 1, 1939, with Germany’s invasion of Poland. However, Germany invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, pulling the country into the war. By...
  • Uneasy Lies The Country

    November 1, 2003 by Ray Dick
    From top: Canadian Korean War veterans pay their respects at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea, including (front, from left) Roy Rushton, Peter Worthington and William Lee; Veterans Affairs Minister Rey Pagtakhan at the Republic of Korea National Cemetery; Lew Murphy of...
  • Deadly Nights In Cyprus

    September 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Uwe U. Beyer Hostilities between Turkish and Greek Cypriots had been waning for years, but deep-rooted animosity between each faction was still a significant hindrance to peace and stability in 1974, 10 years after the United Nations had established a peacekeeping force on the...
  • A Royal Filly

    September 1, 2003 by Linda Hersey
    The heat was sweltering that night in the hills near Coriano, Italy. It was Sept. 15, 1944, and the shelling on the Gothic Line was heavy and unrelenting. Civilians in fear for their lives took shelter wherever they could, some hiding in stacks of hay...
  • Study Time In Italy

    September 1, 2003 by Mac Johnston
    photos by Mac Johnston It is a world far removed in time and place from the Canadian consciousness. The setting is both medieval and Mediterranean. Though hilltop towns have dominated the landscape for centuries, newer construction blends well with the old and there is a...
  • With The Guns In Korea

    July 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Don Dalke The story of how I got to serve in the Korean War begins in 1944 when I joined the army cadets at Lethbridge, Alta. I was 14 at the time, but worked my way through to become an officer. When I turned...
  • My Day At The Wall

    July 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Jack LaChance Jack LaChance stands next to the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ont. The dedication of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance on July 27, 1997, was one of the most meaningful and solemn days of my life. Up...