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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...
  • 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,...
  • An Italian Remembrance

    January 1, 2004 by Jennifer Morse
    Illustrations and story by Jennifer Morse Clockwise from top left: Student Celene Montgomery arrives at Canadian College Italy in Lanciano; college history teacher Dennis Makowetsky (left) chats with author Saverio Di Tullio during a visit to the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery; Cristina D’Alessandro (left)...
  • 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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