Treachery on Anticosti Island

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Military Milestones
Treachery on Anticosti Island

Treachery on Anticosti Island

Story by Sharon Adams

The submarine attacks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the Second World War were the stuff of nightmares. How much worse would it have been if Germany had established a toehold off the coast of Quebec?

That may be just what they tried to do in 1937 in an attempt to buy Anticosti Island, a stretch of real estate 200 kilometres long and 50 wide, situated in the mouth of the St. Lawrence about 70 kilometres north of the Gaspé Peninsula.

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Front Lines
Gassed up: The juice that fuelled victory in the Battle of Britain

Gassed up: The juice that fuelled
victory in the Battle of Britain

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Well before it entered the Second World War in December 1941, the United States invested heavily in the Allied cause by instituting the US$50.1-billion Lend-Lease Act, providing food and war materiel to Britain and other friendly nations.

Worth nearly US$600 billion in today’s currency, the measures under what was formally known as An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States lasted the entire war and helped turn the tide of battle both in Europe and the Pacific.

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Canadians in the Battle of Britain
This week in history
This week in history

August 2, 1990

Saddam Hussein invades an unsuspecting Kuwait during the night of Aug. 1-2, 1990, President George H.W. Bush immediately begins to assemble a coalition including Canada to back up United Nations demands for an Iraqi withdrawal.

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