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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...
  • War And Remembrance

    November 1, 2003 by Maureen Stephenson
    by Maureen Stephenson Today, just like every other Nov. 11th, there is a Remembrance Day ceremony downtown. It’s usually a sparse gathering of brave souls huddled against the damp, cold winds blowing off the harbour. Each year, the ranks of aging veterans have grown smaller...
  • Nursing Memories

    November 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Madeline Shavalier They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Mine began when I was called up for active service a year and a half after I signed up as a nurse with the Royal Canadian Army Medical...
  • 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...
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