Belgian king returns field gun to Canada

From the Legion Magazine.


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Belgian king returns field gun to Canada
Belgian king returns field gun to Canada
Belgian king returns field gun to Canada

Belgian king returns field gun to Canada

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

It’s been nearly a century since Canadian guns fell silent at Mons, Belgium, the last city they liberated before Germany surrendered and the war to end all wars was ended. Two of those guns were left behind as gifts from Canada to the City of Mons in 1919. One has come back to Canada on long-term loan to the Canadian War Museum where the occasion was marked on March 13 by a visit from Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.

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The liberation of Zeeland
The liberation of Zeeland

The liberation of Zeeland

Story and photography by Adam M. Tindal

The Battle of the Scheldt was a massive Canadian victory that was largely overshadowed by British and American triumphs of the Second World War. But not everyone has forgotten Canada’s Cinderella Army and the importance of its victory along the Scheldt River in the fall of 1944.

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This week in history
This Week in History

March 20, 1917

The preparatory artillery bombardment for the assault on Vimy Ridge, France, begins.

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