Licence to plunder
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by Stephen J. Thorne
2d ago
Privateers played an important role in wars throughout the 18th century The post Licence to plunder appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Remembering David Currie, V.C.
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by Alex Bowers
2d ago
Major David Currie remembered it being around 5 o’clock on a Wednesday when he first heard the news of having earned the Victoria Cross. “I was staggered,” recalled The South Alberta Regiment tanker in a CBC radio interview recorded in the Netherlands. “I sat down, had a cigarette, and thought it over.” Currie, born July […] The post Remembering David Currie, V.C. appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Leaders condemn latest Russian missile attacks on Ukraine
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by Stephen J. Thorne
2d ago
Moscow came under renewed condemnation this week after a series of Russian missile strikes killed at least 39 people in Ukraine, including a pediatrician and another adult at the country’s largest children’s hospital. About 20 children were being treated in the ward hit Monday at Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv. Pictures showed young children, some […] The post Leaders condemn latest Russian missile attacks on Ukraine appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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“Those damn women” – Special web feature
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by Legion Magazine
1w ago
Canadian female fighter jet pilots first took to the skies 30-plus years ago—but few have followed in their vapour trails The post “Those damn women” – Special web feature appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Criminal intent
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by Legion Magazine
2w ago
The Great War attack on a Canadian hospital ship that helped set war crimes’ precedent The post Criminal intent appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Allied bombing of Europe’s villages and towns leaves complicated legacy
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by Stephen J. Thorne
2w ago
The June 4, 1944, letter written by a Norman woman was unequivocal in its fury at her Allied liberators, describing the pilots who destroyed her French city of Cherbourg as “bandits and assassins.” “My dear Henri, it’s shameful to massacre the civilian population as the supposed Allies are doing,” she wrote her husband, who was […] The post Allied bombing of Europe’s villages and towns leaves complicated legacy appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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A warm reception: Canada’s children of the Blitz
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by Alex Bowers
3w ago
It was around 11 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1940, when Margaret Beal bid farewell to all she had ever known. Departing on a train from Scarborough, U.K., the 14-year-old watched as her parents, standing on the platform, faded into the steam. Exactly 26 years before, the British teenager’s home country had been mobilizing upon the […] The post A warm reception: Canada’s children of the Blitz appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Wounded at Caen: A survivor describes combat in Normandy
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by Stephen J. Thorne
3w ago
It was early July 1944 and Stewart Hastings Bull had just followed the D-Day landings into France when he was promoted and handed ‘A’ company of The Essex Scottish Regiment to lead through the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe. The regiment had been gutted at Dieppe. Major Bull’s first taste of war came almost two years […] The post Wounded at Caen: A survivor describes combat in Normandy appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Pennon of peace
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by Paige Jasmine Gilmar
3w ago
The small flag flow on Roméo Dallaire’s truck during his command of the 1990s UN mission in Rwanda is an important symbol. The post Pennon of peace appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Heroes and Villians: Canadian PoWs vs KURT Meyer
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by Legion Magazine
1M ago
Between June 7-11, 1944, 156 Canadian prisoners were murdered by Hitler Youth The post Heroes and Villians: Canadian PoWs vs KURT Meyer appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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