Remembrance

Survivors in turmoil

Six years of war in continental Europe was drawing to a close but for many, if not most, victory was bittersweet—and defeat was devastating. Up to 40 million people in Europe were dead, the vast majority of them non-combatants, and as many as 11 million refugees wandered the wasted landscape. Entire cities were in ruin,...
  • RCEL: For Service And Honour

    November 1, 2008 by Jennifer Morse
    From left: Dominion President Wilf Edmond, Brigadier-General Md Humayun Kabir of Bangladesh and Lieutenant-Colonel Florence Gittens of Barbados attend the RCEL Triennial Conference in Ghana. ILLUSTRATION: JENNIFER MORSE Helping commonwealth veterans has been the heart of the Royal Common­wealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) for almost 90...
  • Shaped by Sacrifice

    January 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    . PHOTOS: MARC FOWLER, BECCA WALLACE/METROPOLIS STUDIO It is bright and clear and the air is crisp as the first people arrive, many laden with blankets and cushions, more than two hours early to stake out their positions for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the...
  • Young Words, Young Voices

    July 1, 2007 by Dan Black
    PHOTOS: DAN BLACK From top: Students express their enthusiasm for the refurbished Vimy Memorial; Heather Shearer pays her respects while walking along the front of the memorial wall at Tyne Cot Cemetery; Jennifer Freele; Melissa Moor. In April, Legion Magazine travelled with a group of...
  • Terrain, Tunnels and Trees

    March 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: DAN BLACK; METROPOLIS STUDIO From left: Students from the Royal Military College enter the Grange Tunnel at Vimy; helmets, pickets and other tools have been unearthed at Vimy. Sheep graze peacefully in the wooded areas and open fields of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial...
  • Restoring The Grandeur

    March 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    PHOTOS: P. FRUTIER/GOVERNMENT OF CANADA From left: Adjusting the Statue of Peace; Luc Goemaere of Group Monument engraves the limestone facing. For two years, the magnificent Canadian National Vimy Memorial stood wrapped in a metallic shroud, towering above the Douai Plain in northern France but...
  • Without Peer: Canadians At Vimy

    March 1, 2007 by Legion Magazine
    PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA001135; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA004666; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA001238 From top left: Mules are used to pull a rail car loaded with ammunition along a railway track near Vimy Ridge in April 1917; following the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Arthur Currie...
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