Behind barbed wire

A small cheese sent from home played a big role in the survival of two starving Canadians in a First World War prisoner-of-war camp deep in Germany. “It was one of the cream cheeses…so popular in Canada,” Lance-Corporal Edward Edwards wrote in his 1918 memoir, The Escape of a Princess Pat. The food was...
  • Our back pages: 1939-1945- The Second World War

    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Second in a six-part series looking back at 90 years of The Legionary and Legion Magazine     The royal visit of George VI and Queen Elizabeth boosted spirits in 1939, but even then there were ominous tones. As The Legionary said in an editorial welcoming...
  • Remembrance the focus for Netherlands branch

    February 18, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Members of the colour party and executives from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch in the Netherlands are a well-travelled lot, appearing at some 40 events in 2015, ranging from official national commemorations attended by royalty and throngs of people, to funerals of Canadian soldiers, to small ceremonies...
  • Voices of women in war heard

    February 18, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    The voices of women who served during the first and second world wars can be heard in a new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The exhibit, which runs until April 3, 2016, uses artifacts, posters and recorded interviews with women to tell...
  • Thunderous acclaim

    January 26, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Hamiltonians gathered to honour veterans of all stripes and many conflicts   The silence during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont., was just ending when a distant thrum could be heard, a noise that grew and swelled and...
  • Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial

    November 23, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Magazine’s coverage of Remembrance Day at our National War Memorial. Photography by Metropolis Studio. After the Remembrance Day ceremony, thousands waited to place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bronze figures, representing the 11 branches of the Canadian forces engaged in the First...
  • Messages to the living, messages to the dead

    November 1, 2015 by Frances Itani
    Inspired by McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields,” a collection of new essays by prominent Canadian authors inspires us to remember   There is a fierceness in the air. In and about a quiet area of Belgium and France. In and about pathways and fields, roads of...
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