The Yankees were thinking of coming!

From the Legion Magazine.


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The Yankees were thinking of coming!

The Yankees were thinking of coming!

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Less than a century after the Americans were defeated in the War of 1812, the U.S. Naval War College, Class of 1894, came up with a hypothetical plan to give it another try—by invading Halifax and destroying Pictou County’s coal mines. The plan was considered so sensitive it was only recently declassified by the U.S. Department of Defense under 1972 legislation aimed primarily at Second World War records.

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Major John Russell and Radovan Karadžić

Heroes and villains:
Major John Russell and Radovan Karadžić

Story by Mark Zuehlke

The Bosnian capital had been surrounded by Bosnian Serb forces since April 5, 1992, so Major John Russell faced a daunting and dangerous challenge. The Canadian major risked his life to save Bosnian Muslims in Sarajevo while a Bosnian Serb was masterminding the worst European genocide since the Second World War.

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This week in history
This Week in History

April 4, 1942

Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall spots a Japanese navy formation heading to attack the Royal Navy’s fleet in Ceylon. Birchall alerts his base before his aircraft is shot down and he is captured.

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