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...
  • They Were Young As We Are Young

    September 1, 2006 by Tom MacGregor
    It was plain to see that the Veterans Affairs Canada pilgrimage to mark the 90th anniversary of the battles of Beaumont Hamel and the Somme would not be one involving World War I veterans, but it would certainly be about remembrance–with special emphasis on today’s...
  • Train of Heroes

    January 1, 2006 by Mac Johnston
    Top panorama: The Remembrance Day Train was the longest passenger train in Atlantic Canada in many years; along the way WW II Canadian Women’s Army Corps veteran Edna Sampson, a member of North Rustico, P.E.I., Branch, and daughter Anita Mullins of Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S., take...
  • Tears In Italy

    January 1, 2005 by Natalie Salat
    Clockwise from top left: Aboriginal veteran George Pambrun performs a graveside smudging ceremony; Smokey Smith VC places a wreath at Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy; Polish veteran Zbigniew Gondek (far right) and others at Moro River. “I have a sad story to tell...
  • From Books To Battlefields

    July 1, 2004 by Dan Black
    photos by Dan Black Royal Military College officer cadets (from left) Michael St. Pierre, Neil Pettitt, Andre Gascon and Karla Lyster emerge from a pillbox that has fallen from its wartime position overlooking the beach at Puys. France. Step beyond the lines you’ve read and...
  • 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)...
  • 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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