Deadly tech: the rapid advance of First World War weaponry

An item from The Legion Magazine.


Front Lines
Deadly tech: the rapid advance of First World War weaponry

Deadly tech: the rapid advance of First World War weaponry

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The First World War is known for stagnancy and stalemate—trench-bound days of misery and boredom punctuated by periodic terror and wholesale slaughter.

Soldiers from both sides lived in 2,490 kilometres of trenchworks winding southward from the North Sea through Belgium and France. For them it was a waiting game—a long, cold, mud-soaked ordeal broken only by the call to go “over the top,” a suicidal charge into a hail of bullets, usually at a whistle’s blow.

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World War I Collection (Deluxe Edition)
Military Milestones
A Canadian squadron in the Battle of Britain

A Canadian squadron in the Battle of Britain

Story by Sharon Adams

More than 300,000 men were evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk at the end of May 1940, and in June Britain was in a dire plight. The Germans had overrun Western Europe and France surrendered on June 22.

Two days earlier, Robert Lesley Edwards of Cobourg, Ont., arrived in Britain and joined No. 1 Squadron, RCAF, in early July. His war was to be a short one.

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This week in history
This week in history

August 27, 1939

The subterranean Cabinet War Rooms begin operation in London.

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Legion Magazine

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