Remembrance

History repeats

There are two certainties in war: death and suffering. Flag-raisings might be another. Flags declare victory, as Red Army troops did (below) in raising the Hammer and Sickle over the Reichstag in Berlin on May 2, 1945. The flag, originally symbolizing the alliance of workers and peasants, was used in the Second World War...
  • Embracing a modern-day Legion

    November 15, 2018 by Eric Harris
    Delegates meet up in Manitoba and make plans for the future   In late August, 928 accredited delegates from across the country assembled in Winnipeg for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 47th Dominion Convention, determined to plan a course for the future focused on expanding membership,...
  • To all who lived through the war years, and more particularly to those who saw active service—today has been a day of sacred memories, different perhaps in detail to each one of us, but yet all based on similar experiences and similar emotions. With the...
  • Armistice Centenary: Last to fall (Pt.3 of 4)

    November 8, 2018 by John Boileau
    5:12 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918  After three days of negotiations, Allied and German representatives meet in a railway carriage parked in a forest clearing northeast of Paris and sign an agreement to end four years of fighting. Germany wants the ceasefire to come into effect...
  • Armistice Centenary: The symmetry of Mons (Pt.2 of 4)

    November 6, 2018 by J.L. Granatstein
    On Aug. 4, 1914, the German Army launched its Schlieffen Plan against France. The plan sent the German Second and Third Armies on a huge wheeling movement through Belgium, and they moved quickly westward toward the French border. On Aug. 23, they came into contact...
  • First World War Casualty Rates (Infographic)

    November 5, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Lest We Forget. Legion Magazine has designed an infographic to help show the estimated casualty rate per country in the First World War. Infographic designed by Julia Paddick.  Have you seen the latest issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story, available in our online...
  • Armistice Centenary: How we ended it (Pt.1 of 4)

    November 3, 2018 by J.L. Granatstein
    What a relief to parents of the boys serving!” wrote Lieutenant Walter Thomas Robus of Norwood, Ont., a few days after the First World War ended with Germany’s surrender on Nov. 11, 1918. “And what a relief to know the slaughter and suffering are over.”...
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