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Help choose the March/April 2021 issue of Legion Magazine!

The March/April 2021 issue of Legion Magazine updates the saga of the Avro Arrow, revisits the battle of the Saint Eloi craters in WW I, and explores the role of Canadian-made army trucks in WW II.

Also in the issue: medical advances from the First World War; the battle of Kapyong, Korea; and the aftermath of the Gulf War. And more!

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Squabbling over Vancouver Island
Squabbling over Vancouver Island

Squabbling over Vancouver Island

Story by Sharon Adams

In January 1790, 27 years after France ceded Canadian territory to Britain at the end of the Seven Years’ War, it looked as though the world’s leading colonial power was going to have to battle with Spain over Canada’s Pacific Coast.

The first Europeans to set foot on Vancouver Island were members of Captain James Cook’s expedition looking for the Northwest Passage in 1778. Cook had been told not to step on Spanish toes, for fear Spain might side with the Americans in the revolutionary war.

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2021 Wall Calendar
Front Lines
Rising social media censorship hampers war-crimes investigations

Rising social media censorship hampers
war-crimes investigations

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

An accelerating trend among social media platforms to take down online content they deem too violent or graphic is hampering war-crimes investigations and other important investigations, says a top human-rights organization.

Often removed at the behest of governments, Human Rights Watch says the material is not being archived in ways that are accessible to investigators and researchers looking to hold criminals to account.

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This week in history
This week in history

January 14, 1942

A 160-kilometre-wide strip along the coast of British Columbia is defined
as a “protected area” and a curfew is imposed for every person of Japanese origin.

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Revera Living
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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Front Lines
Museum exhibition tells personal stories of war

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Many young volunteers had little idea what they were in for when they enlisted for early service in the First World War.

They anticipated a grand adventure, “a jolly good show” and done. The conventional wisdom was that it would all be over by Christmas 1914. Of course, it wasn’t, and as the months turned into years, the longing and suffering deepened.

The mud got deeper, the rats more populous, the cynicism sharper, the casualty lists longer. Soldiers’ lifelines were the letters and packages to and from home.

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Christmas offensive

DART team swings into action

Story by Sharon Adams

Early on the morning of Boxing Day in 2004, a fault in the earth’s crust ruptured under the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

The massive earthquake caused a tsunami, with waves up to 30 metres high racing toward communities along the coastline. A quarter-million people in 14 countries were killed. Televised images of the deadly waves and devastated communities shocked the world.

Canada had people on the ground there within a week.

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This week in history
This week in history

December 30, 1941

Winston Churchill delivers an inspirational speech in Ottawa that helps galvanize wartime resolve.

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HearingLife Canada
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