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Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the 23 municipalities in the Boer War, First World War,...
  • Their names live on

    November 3, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    Story and photography by Tom MacGregor I found the name I was looking for on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium, along the stairway where moments earlier school groups and regimental representatives had placed wreaths. The name, under the 44th Battalion...
  • Work to do

    November 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Seamus O’Regan, the former television host from Newfoundland and Labrador, was appointed as Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 28, replacing Kent Hehr. There have been some important changes to the New Veterans Charter since the last election that will improve the lives of...
  • November/December 2017 issue now available!

    October 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    What’s inside?   THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION A collision between two ships in Halifax Harbour in 1917 sets off an explosion unrivalled until the atomic bomb THE WOUNDED These Canadian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan returned home to face the fight of their lives THE CINDERELLA CAMPAIGN...
  • Canada’s man in Havana

    October 16, 2017 by John W Graham
    The story of a young Canadian diplomat spying on the Soviets in Cuba on behalf of the CIA with the blessing of our prime minister is improbable, but no more so than its context. This was the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the world...
  • Buried alive at the Somme

    October 13, 2017 by Claudia Berry
    When I was a young child of four or five, my grandfather would say to me in his cockney accent, “Swee’ar’, fetch me legs for me,” and I would dutifully bring him what he called “his legs”—steel rods screwed into the heels of his shoes...
  • In the fall of 1917, three years into the First World War, the front was a ruined and shattered battlefield of endless craters and mud that trapped both the living and the dead. The Canadian Corps was thrust into this menacing warscape to help Britain, France...
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