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Military Moments | Canadians in the Battle of Britain

 This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place from July to October 1940. Our new Military Moment and the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explore the Canadians who took part in the furious air defence of Britain against the German Luftwaffe. As Winston Churchill later proclaimed...
  • The Colour Of Remembrance

    January 1, 2006 by Jennifer Morse
    District 1 Commander Peter Winsor and Newfoundland and Labrador Command President Calvin Crane salute during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s. In my watercolour set, Payne’s grey is always the colour I run out of...
  • A Year Of Remembering

    January 1, 2006 by Adam Day
    PHOTOS: ADAM DAY; METROPOLIS STUDIO Clockwise from top left: Silver Cross Mother Claire Léger (second left) is flanked by husband Richard and Governor General Michaëlle Jean; poppies are placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; two veterans remember in silence. For the Canadians who...
  • A Spiritual Homecoming

    January 1, 2006 by Natalie Salat
    Clockwise from left: First Nations dancer Lorne Duquette at Juno Beach Centre; Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean places a wreath at Beny-sur-Mer; ceremonial supporter Reg Nepinak at Mont Kemmel. Their wandering spirits have been called home at last. Their remains may still lie in European soil,...
  • PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR Veterans ride in a WW II jeep during the march past. Many years ago, John Ford was unfortunate enough to be a prisoner of war in Japan and forced to perform slave labour in the dockyard at Nagasaki. It was there that...
  • Putting A Face To Remembrance

    November 1, 2005 by Adam Day
    From top: Pilgrims hold a Remembrance ceremony in a Canadian war cemetery in France; At the Leopold Canal, MacDonald (right) tells John Goheen (second from left) and the pilgrims his memories of the battle. It was a strange and dangerous coincidence for the pilgrims. On...
  • March Of The Living

    July 1, 2005 by Natalie Salat
    Clockwise from top: The watchtowers and crematorium of Majdanek death camp in Poland contrast with the pre-war tombs at Gensha cemetery in Warsaw; March of the Living participants arrive at Birkenau death camp to commemorate the millions of Jews murdered in the Holocaust; Vera Schiff...
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