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...
  • Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields”

    October 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Video produced and edited by Adam Tindal In a public ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today, dignitaries and citizens commemorated the tragic deaths of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, killed a year ago this week in separate incidents. At...
  • Bittersweet celebration

    September 8, 2015 by Sharon Adams
      Liberation Day in the Netherlands was as poignant as ever this year, despite the dwindling ranks of Canadian liberators     The celebration is joyful and slightly chaotic as the antique vehicles are slowed, then stopped, by the crowd attending the National Liberation Parade...
  • Canada’s gift of liberty

    May 10, 2015 by Gerard Triesman
    As a three-year-old, I had no real comprehension of the horrific circumstances in which I lived. The hand grenade, carelessly discarded by a Nazi soldier, attracted my attention. I was playing outside my home in the Netherlands in 1944 when I saw it lying on...
  • VE-Day in Pictures

    May 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Timeless images of relief and joy It’s over! The guns in Europe are silent and the troops are coming home. As the news marking the Allied victory in Europe spreads from east to west, so does the...
  • Cape Breton Remembers

    January 1, 2015 by Adam Day
      You didn’t need a map to find this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony in Sydney, N.S.; you just had to follow the crowds. Starting early on the morning of Nov. 11th, thousands of Cape Breton Islanders were streaming through the downtown heading toward Centre 200, the...
  • Unshaken In Resolve

    January 1, 2015 by Ellen O'Connor
    As a bell in the Peace Tower sounded the 11th hour and two minutes of silence fell, tens of thousands of people—standing shoulder to shoulder in Canadian pride—attended the national Remembrance Day ceremony in...
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