A tour to remember – The Royal Canadian Legion 2019 Pilgrimage of Remembrance

In the early hours of Aug. 19, 1942, a largely Canadian military contingent conducted an ill-fated raid on German-occupied France. More than 6,000 infantry, including Private George Davies of the South Saskatchewan Regiment, landed on the beach at Dieppe that morning and faced deadly enemy fire. More than 3,600 of those who made it ashore...
  • Sentimental Journey

    January 1, 2007 by Jennifer Morse
    Clockwise from top: In the passageway of VIA Rail Canada’s War Bride train, (from front to back) Doris Lolly, Brenda Burtenshaw-Butt and Peggy Marshall find their berths and say hello; Joe and Phyllis Cummings say ‘I do’ and renew their wedding vows at Pier 21;...
  • 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)...
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