Adrift in the Bay of Biscay

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Adrift in the Bay of Biscay

Adrift in the Bay of Biscay

Story by Sharon Adams

Just after 7:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day in 1945, survivors of the minesweeper HMCS Guysborough were in frigid Atlantic waters awaiting rescue. About half of them wouldn’t make it.

Guysborough was about 300 kilometres off the coast of France in the Bay of Biscay en route from Lunenburg, N.S., to England when it was hit in the stern by an acoustic torpedo from U-868 just before 7 p.m. on March 17.

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The new Space Jam: General calls for traffic cops in crowded orbit

The new Space Jam: General calls for traffic cops in crowded orbit

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The head of space operations in the United States is seeking new ways to manage the traffic jam of satellites and space junk crowding the skies over Earth—and to prevent fender-benders and extraterrestrial road rage in the process.

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