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,...
  • Focus on veterans

    March 7, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Bomb aimer Charlie Walker and dozens of other veterans are the subject of one photographer’s labour of love Photography by Ludmila Schnaider     RCAF Flying Officer Charles W. Walker flew 34 missions with Britain’s Royal Air Force Bomber Command during the Second World War—28...
  • 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...
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