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On track, part 1

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne The National Youth Track and Field Championships took place Aug. 9-11, 2019, in Sydney, N.S., where 721 athletes—314 of them sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion—competed. The event, hosted by Cape Breton University and the Legion’s Breton Branch, also involved 160 coaches, 150 officials and more than...
  • CPR reaches completion

    November 9, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The dream of an iron road running from sea to sea was realized at 9:22 a.m. on Nov. 7, 1885, when financier Donald Smith drove the final spike connecting the east and west arms of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, B.C., in a pass...
  • Taking solace in the
    not-so-little things

    September 18, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Sometimes, the little things make a big difference. Sometimes the little things add up. And sometimes the little things are all you have. It might be wise to remember this as Canadian troops ramp up their peace operations in Mali, where they are conducting medical...
  • Charge of the cavalry

    March 27, 2018 by John Boileau
    For thousands of years, men on horseback were an essential part of warfare. Mounted soldiers—cavalry—were scouts, reserves or attack forces, used when speed, shock action or long distances were involved. The cavalry was a proven and necessary component of most armies.    The face of warfare...
  • 4 novels where the Axis won the Second World War

    August 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Fatherland by Robert Harris   Set in 1964, this alternate-history spy thriller takes place in a world where Nazi Germany launches a massive U-boat attack that eventually leads to British surrender. Meanwhile, the United States continues to defeat Imperial Japan by use of atomic bombs....
  • Suspense builds during cribbage championships

    August 21, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    The excitement at the 2017 Dominion Cribbage Championships, hosted by Norwood-St. Boniface Branch in Winnipeg April 28-30, lasted right to the end of the awards ceremony, as players in the team event agreed not to post scores during play, nor have the winning team announced...
  • 11 iconic weapons of the Second World War

    August 16, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    M1 Garand rifle   The M1 Garand was the standard U.S. service rifle during the Second World War and the Korean War and saw limited use during the Vietnam War. Named for its Canadian-born designer John Garand, the weapon was the first standard-issue semi-automatic military...
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