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Warfare Most Foul

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Military Milestones
A Dane with the CEF

A Dane with the CEF

Story by Sharon Adams

In 1918, a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was awarded the Victoria Cross—but he wasn’t Canadian at all. Lieutenant Thomas Dinesen was from a wealthy and influential Danish family and  although unfamiliar with Scottish-Canadian culture and knowing only a few words of English, he was welcomed into the Canadian army and transferred to the Royal Highlanders of Canada.

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Warfare Most Foul

Warfare most foul

Written by Tim Cook

In the Battle of Hill 70, Canadian soldiers faced a vile chemical weapon. From the first velvety phut of the shell burst to those corpse-like breaths that a man inhaled almost unawares,” wrote Private John Lynch of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. “It lingered about out of control.

“When he fired it, a man released an evil force that became free to bite friend or foe til such time as it died into the earth. Above all, it went against God-inspired conscience.”

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This week in history

August 14, 1945

Japan unconditionally surrenders to the Allies. The Second World War is over.

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The Canadian Corps reunites for a big bash! 🎉🍻

An item from the Legion Magazine.


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Some British millennials think Battle of Britain was Viking invasion: survey

Some British millennials think
Battle of Britain was Viking invasion: survey

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Forty-four per cent of respondents to a recent British survey had no idea what the Battle of Britain was. A third of those aged 18-24 did know what it was, but another 30 per cent admitted they had no idea about the 1940 air battle that saved the islands from Nazi occupation.

Two-thirds of millennials who responded to the survey confused it with other military or political events:

  • 12 per cent of respondents aged 18-24 believed it to be a First World War fight for supremacy over the English Channel;
  • nine per cent said it was the civil war fought between England and Scotland in 1646;
  • six per cent called it a Viking invasion;
  • and three per cent said it was the 2019 general election.

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Military Milestones
The Canadian Corps reunites for a big bash

The Canadian Corps reunites for a big bash

Story by Sharon Adams

On the weekend of Aug. 4, 1934, more than 90,000 veterans—from every corner of Canada and some from Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States—converged on Toronto for a massive Canadian Corps reunion.

The event coincided with the 20th anniversary of the start of the First World War and against the backdrop of summer celebrations of the city’s centenary.

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This week in history
This week in history

August 6, 1945

The first atomic bomb is dropped on the Japanese industrial city of Hiroshima.

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Treachery on Anticosti Island

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Treachery on Anticosti Island

Treachery on Anticosti Island

Story by Sharon Adams

The submarine attacks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the Second World War were the stuff of nightmares. How much worse would it have been if Germany had established a toehold off the coast of Quebec?

That may be just what they tried to do in 1937 in an attempt to buy Anticosti Island, a stretch of real estate 200 kilometres long and 50 wide, situated in the mouth of the St. Lawrence about 70 kilometres north of the Gaspé Peninsula.

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Gassed up: The juice that fuelled victory in the Battle of Britain

Gassed up: The juice that fuelled
victory in the Battle of Britain

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Well before it entered the Second World War in December 1941, the United States invested heavily in the Allied cause by instituting the US$50.1-billion Lend-Lease Act, providing food and war materiel to Britain and other friendly nations.

Worth nearly US$600 billion in today’s currency, the measures under what was formally known as An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States lasted the entire war and helped turn the tide of battle both in Europe and the Pacific.

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Canadians in the Battle of Britain
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This week in history

August 2, 1990

Saddam Hussein invades an unsuspecting Kuwait during the night of Aug. 1-2, 1990, President George H.W. Bush immediately begins to assemble a coalition including Canada to back up United Nations demands for an Iraqi withdrawal.

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