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Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history

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Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history
Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history
Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history

Canadian kids learn of RAF’s rich history

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

 

The Jack Tars of the Royal Navy may have ruled the seven seas in the 19th century, but Royal Air Force pilots owned the skies over Britain in the 20th.

Indeed, Britain’s “finest hour,” as Prime Minister Winston Churchill called it, came mainly thanks to RAF pilots, whose staunch defence and willing sacrifice against overwhelming odds dealt Hitler his first defeat, stopped his western advance in its tracks and bought Allied nations the time they needed to win the Second World War in Europe.

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July/August 2018 issue is now available!

July/August 2018 issue is now available!

The July/August 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. Features include:

FOUR SOLDIERS, FOUR BATTLES
In the final 100 days of the First World War, Canada was called again and again to lead the offensive

DAM WARFARE
How a terror group used the apocalyptic properties of water in its global war

ATTACK ON ASSORO
On one of the toughest missions in the Allied invasion of Sicily, Canadians seized the pinnacle of Monte Assoro

And so much more…

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O Canada is Canada’s national anthem. It represents all Canadians and all corners of our country. Display your Canadian pride by displaying one or more of our new O Canada posters in your home or workplace.

“Canadian Woods” by artist Jennifer Morse

“The sky in autumn is bluer than at any other time of year. On a perfect day in October, maple leaves are fluorescent against the sky. I woke up to that one morning two years ago. I dragged an 8″ x 4″board into the woods, piled tubes of paints at my feet and started mixing and layering colours. The sunlight illuminated the leaves. It was like a cathedral, with light streaming through red, orange, gold, lime and blue stained glass. I didn’t realize my feet were soaked until dusk forced me to stop. The next day the leaves fell.”

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This week in history
This Week in History

July 18, 1814

British forces evacuate Fort Mackinac in Michigan following the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The Americans re-occupy the fort.

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Thank you for being a part of Canada’s rich military history. It’s because of people like you that military history is alive and well in Canada! Because you are a valued reader of Legion Magazine, we are giving you a $5 reward off your next purchase in our SHOP to be used anytime before July 31, 2018.

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The Fight for Italy | 75th Anniversary

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Reinhard Hardegen: Last of the U-boat aces

Reinhard Hardegen: Last of the U-boat aces

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

He ranked No. 24 on the list of Germany’s Second World War U-boat aces but, in sheer chutzpah, few could compare with Reinhard Hardegen. In a service in which 784 of 1,156 unterseeboots ended up at the bottom of the ocean, and 28,000 of 40,900 crew were killed, Korvettenkapitän Hardegen was more than a survivor.

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Attack on Assoro

Attack on Assoro

Story by Mark Zuehlke

Seventy-five years ago, in the early morning darkness of July 10, 1943, more than 2,500 vessels stood off the coast of Sicily ready to launch the largest amphibious operation in history. #LestWeForget

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The Fight for Italy

The Fight for Italy
Written by Mark Zuehlke
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The Fight for Italy is packed with compelling stories, stunning photos and detailed maps about the Italian Campaign waged by Allied forces from July 1943 to February 1945. More than 92,000 Canadians served in Italy and more than 5,700 died, but the campaign was largely overshadowed by the invasion of Normandy. Now, more than 70 years after the critical Allied victories on Sicily and the Italian mainland, The Fight for Italy will take you back to relive those battles.

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This week in history
This Week in History

July 10, 1940

The Battle of Britain begins.

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Dear MICHAEL K BARBOUR  Barbour,

Thank you for being a part of Canada’s rich military history. It’s because of people like you that military history is alive and well in Canada! Because you are a valued reader of Legion Magazine, we are giving you a $5 reward off your next purchase in our SHOP to be used anytime before July 31, 2018.

To use the $5 reward, simply enter the coupon code: REWARD2 at checkout. Minimum purchase must be $10 before shipping and taxes.

Please have a look at the latest Legion Magazine SHOP items below that may be of interest to you:

Best Deal! Ten under Ten!
Best-Selling 5-Volume Set!
O Canada | Readers Top Choice!
NEW First World War Centenary Mailing Labels!

Backstage with the Canadian Snowbirds on Canada Day 🇨🇦

From the Legion Magazine.


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The Snowbirds backstage
The Snowbirds backstage
The Snowbirds backstage

The Snowbirds backstage

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

 

It’s July 1. Nine pilots are seated around the table in a small boardroom at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, 18 kilometres from Parliament Hill as the snowbird flies. The room is a sea of Canadian red, for these are the iconic Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, and this is Canada Day 2018.

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July/August 2018 issue is now available!

July/August 2018 issue is now available!

The July/August 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. Features include:

FOUR SOLDIERS, FOUR BATTLES
In the final 100 days of the First World War, Canada was called again and again to lead the offensive

DAM WARFARE
How a terror group used the apocalyptic properties of water in its global war

ATTACK ON ASSORO
On one of the toughest missions in the Allied invasion of Sicily, Canadians seized the pinnacle of Monte Assoro

And so much more…

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O Canada Posters!

O CANADA POSTERS!
Available in English, French and bilingual
Featured Poster | $29.95 to $44.95

O Canada is Canada’s national anthem. It represents all Canadians and all corners of our country. Display your Canadian pride by displaying one or more of our new O Canada posters in your home or workplace.

“Canadian Woods” by artist Jennifer Morse

“The sky in autumn is bluer than at any other time of year. On a perfect day in October, maple leaves are fluorescent against the sky. I woke up to that one morning two years ago. I dragged an 8″ x 4″board into the woods, piled tubes of paints at my feet and started mixing and layering colours. The sunlight illuminated the leaves. It was like a cathedral, with light streaming through red, orange, gold, lime and blue stained glass. I didn’t realize my feet were soaked until dusk forced me to stop. The next day the leaves fell.”

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This week in history
This Week in History

July 6, 1942

Anne Frank (pictured here in 1940) and her family hide in a secret annex in a workplace in Amsterdam. Discovered two years later by the Gestapo, they are sent to Auschwitz.

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Canada’s Maple Woods – Set of Three – V.1

Canadian Maple Woods Prints 
By Artist Jennifer Morse

“The sky in autumn is bluer than at any other time of year. On a perfect day in October, maple leaves are fluorescent against the sky. I woke up to that one morning two years ago. I dragged an 8’ x 4’ board into the woods, piled tubes of paints at my feet and started mixing and layering colours. The sunlight illuminated the leaves. It was like a cathedral, with light streaming through red, orange, gold, lime and blue stained glass.  I didn’t realize my feet were soaked until dusk forced me to stop. The next day the leaves fell.”

Canadian Woods
Prints | Starting at $34.99
By Artist Jennifer Morse

4 Vertical Prints Versions
3 Horizontal Prints Versions

Canada’s Maple Woods triptychs

1 Set of Three – Vertical
1 Set of Three – Horizontal

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Canadian Wood Painting!

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O CANADA POSTERS!
Available in English, French and Bilingual!

O Canada is Canada’s national anthem. It represents all Canadians and all corners of our country. Display your Canadian pride by displaying one or more of our new O Canada posters in your home or workplace.

O Canada Posters V1

O Canada Poster (V.1) – English
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O Canada Poster (V.2) - English

O Canada Poster (V.2) – English
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O Canada Poster (V.3) - English

O Canada Poster (V.3) – English
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Canada’s Ultimate Story
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O Canada | The history of our home and native land

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O Canada:
The history of our
home and native land

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O Canada tells our story from our first peoples through to our achievements in space. With hundreds of photos and illustrations, this entertaining magazine is full of Canadiana, personalities, achievements and amazing statistics.

• Written by award-winning author Don Gillmor
• Introduction by CBC’s Rick Mercer
• Who are our greatest Canucks?
• Relive Canada’s most defining moments!

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Pirates and desert isles

From the Legion Magazine.


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Of contemptible pirates and desert isles: The saga of Captain Barnabas Lincoln

Of contemptible pirates and desert isles:
The saga of Captain Barnabas Lincoln

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

On Nov. 13, 1821, Captain Barnabas Lincoln and his crew, including a Newfoundlander, set sail from Boston aboard the schooner Exertion. They were bound for the Cuban town of Trinidad loaded with foodstuffs and furniture. They had no idea what they were in for, when his ship was boarded by armed pirates.

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Battle of the Somme Video

Military Moments | Battle of the Somme

Narrated by Linden MacIntyre

It was the most tenacious, grim, futile and bloody fight ever waged in the history of war.

Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | Battle of the Somme.  Narrated by Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist Linden MacIntyre, the video explores the devastation of one of the bloodiest battles in history, where more than 1.3 million soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded. #LestWeForget #TheSomme

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Blood in the Mud | 360 VR-Experience Video

Blood in the Mud | 360 VR-Experience

A new bilingual, interactive 360° VR-EXPERIENCE from Legion Magazine—“Blood in the Mud 360°”—examines the role of the Newfoundland Regiment and the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the monumental First World War battle that took place more than 100 years ago on both sides of the Somme River in France, from July 1 to Nov. 18, 1916. The assault at Beaumont-Hamel on July 1 saw the Newfoundlanders all but wiped out in only 30 minutes. The Battle of the Somme continued for more than four months, and more than 1.3 million soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded. Through a virtual battlefield tour, this video explores the sacrifices of the Newfoundland and Canadian soldiers, placing the events of Beaumont-Hamel into the context of the Battle of the Somme and the greater war.

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Forget-me-not prints
This week in history
This Week in History

June 28, 1914

Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, setting off a series of events leading to the start of the First World War.

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