Russians resort to antiquated but deadly weapon in Ukraine

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Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Russians resort to antiquated but deadly weapon in Ukraine

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Russians resort to antiquated but deadly weapon in Ukraine

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

Russian forces invading Ukraine have resorted to a rarely used First World War-era weapon known for its indiscriminate nature, adding to a controversial arsenal that has included cluster munitions, chemical weapons and oxygen-sucking bombs.

At three centimetres long, fléchettes are among the smallest weapons on the battlefield—a kind of miniature dart or arrow with fins.

 

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War of 1812
Military Milestones
The military connection to Canada’s currency

Photo credit: Collection Nationale De Monnaies, Musée De La Banque Du Canada

The military connection to Canada’s currency

STORY BY SHARON ADAMS

There was a time in Canadian history when soldiers were paid with playing cards.

In the 17th century, the French government sent silver coins to its colony in Quebec, intending them to become common currency.

 

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