Memorials mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Memorials mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

She was born April 21, 1926, Princess Elizabeth of York and, as events would have it, she would become heir to the British throne.

She became Queen Elizabeth II on Feb. 6, 1952, succeeding her father, King George VI, and declaring that “my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

 

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The Royals: The fight to rule Canada

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The Royal Canadian Engineers and Operation Berlin

STORY BY SHARON ADAMS

Operation Market Garden was a plan to create a route for an Allied invasion of northern Germany by capturing key bridges over the Rhine and its tributaries in September 1944.

The bridge at Arnhem, Netherlands, on the lower Rhine, was key to the plan. At this crossing, the Allies planned to push south into the Ruhr valley, Germany’s industrial heartland, choking off production of materiel and ending the war before 1945.

 

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