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Canada and the Royal Family

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The Royals: The fight to rule Canada
The Royals: The fight to  rule Canada

The Royals: The fight to
rule Canada

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• Setting sail for the new world
• Enemies and empires
• Monarchies shaped by war
• Royals families and timelines

• And so much more….

Everything you need to know about Canada’s royal heritage—from the earliest patrons of New World explorers to the latest on the British monarchy—is featured in The Royals: The Fight to Rule Canada, a 100-page oversized premium issue.

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Available Posters: Battle of the Atlantic, Liberation of the Netherlands, Invasion of Normandy, The Italian Campaign, Air War.

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Crime: Canadian Style

Crime: Canadian Style
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• Escape Artists
• Train Robbers
• Bootleggers
• Sex Scandals 

• And so much more….

Step into our award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story with the latest addition to our online store – Crime: Canadian Style.

Take a trip to Canada’s seedy underbelly and meet the perpetrators of some of the country’s most notorious felonies and misdemeanors. From the earliest assassins and duellists to the latest scammers and bunglers, Crime, Canadian Style scopes out the bad seeds and delivers them to justice—while you ride shotgun.

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Prisoners of War | Special Web-Feature Released Today!

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Prisoners of War | New Web Feature

Prisoners of War | A Special Feature Series

Story by Sharon Adams and Todd E. Caissie
Designed by Julia Paddick

Canadians taken captive in the First and Second World Wars experienced brutality and starvation in prison camps, sometimes suffering years of confinement that compromised their health and sanity.

This new special web-feature uncovers the true stories of Canadians who were captured in WW I and WW II through captivating narration and informed research on their experiences. The site also includes a bonus story on the fascinating treatment of PoWs on Canadian soil.

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The Halifax Explosion

A collision between two ships in Halifax Harbour in 1917 set off an explosion unrivalled until the atomic bomb. An entire neighbourhood was destroyed, thousands killed and injured, thousands more left homeless. Army and navy personnel worked shoulder-to-shoulder with civilians on rescue, recovery and reconstruction.

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Cold Comfort

Winner for Best Interactive Story at the 
2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards! 
Explore the compelling story of two U.S. destroyers wrecked on Newfoundland’s rocky shores in a blizzard over 75 years ago and the heroic rescue
of 186 sailors by local miners and townspeople.
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Front lines

More angel than mortal: The nursing sisters of The Great War

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

They provided medical aid, comfort and peace to wounded and dying soldiers throughout decades of war, but it was during the First World War that the nursing sisters of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps came into their own.

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The most notorious CRIMES in Canadian history

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• Escape Artists
• Train Robbers
• Bootleggers
• Sex Scandals 

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Step into our award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story with the latest addition to our online store – Crime, Canadian Style.

Take a trip to Canada’s seedy underbelly and meet the perpetrators of some of the country’s most notorious felonies and misdemeanors. From the earliest assassins and duellists to the latest scammers and bunglers, Crime, Canadian Stylescopes out the bad seeds and delivers them to justice—while you ride shotgun.

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Lives measured in kilograms: Mitigating the soldier’s load

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Lives measured in kilograms: Mitigating the soldier’s load

Lives measured in kilograms:
Mitigating the soldier’s load

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

In March 2002, on a mountain near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border known as the Whale’s Back, a company from the vaunted U.S. 10th Mountain Division joined 400 Canadian troops and a handful of U.S. Navy Seals on an assault to clear enemy positions, bunkers and suspected cave complexes of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters. It could have been the 10th Mountain’s Waterloo, not so much for the enemy they faced as the baggage they carried, both literal and metaphorical.

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Into icy waters

Into icy waters
Story by Tom MacGregor

Fifty years ago, on May 8, 1968, 26 parachutists jumped from three Buffalo aircraft expecting to land in a drop zone on the Mattawa Plains, a flat sandy stretch of land on Canadian Forces Base Petawawa. Instead, rough winds caught them, sending 22 of them into the frigid Ottawa River. Seven drowned before rescuers could reach them.

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This week in history
This Week in History

May 8, 1945

Streets across Europe erupt in celebration of the news that
the Second World War in Europe has come to an end.

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Liberation of the Netherlands

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The Second World War in Europe ended officially on May 7, 1945, with the unconditional surrender of all German forces. But for the First Canadian Army, it had ended two days earlier. On May 5, German General Johannes Blaskowitz surrendered the 120,000-strong Twenty-Fifth Army to Lieutenant-General Charles Foulkes, commander of I Canadian Corps, at Wageningen in the Netherlands. The coming of peace sparked an eruption of public rejoicing that neither the Dutch nor the Canadian soldiers would ever forget. More than 7,600 Canadian airmen, sailors and soldiers gave their lives for Dutch freedom—and are buried in Dutch soil.

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A Dutch Tribute
Watercolour Print | Only $34.99
Painted by artist Jennifer Morse

Amid a flurry of poppies, a Dutch schoolgirl places a cross in front of a grave at Holten Canadian War Cemetery in the region of Rijssen-Holten Municipality, Overijssel, Netherlands. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. Holten Canadian War Cemetery contains 1,393 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

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The Canadian army played a big role in liberating the Netherlands and we have been best friends ever since. May 4 became Remembrance Day in the Netherlands. It remains a solemn occasion and one the Dutch mark with ceremonies at the Canadian War Cemeteries of Bergen op Zoom, Groesbeek and Holten. At Holten, children from the area lay yellow tulips before each of the 1,393 headstones. In Groesbeek, thousands of Dutch citizens walk in silence at sundown to the cemetery to pay their respects to the more than 2,300 Canadians buried there. Because the town of Bergen op Zoom was liberated during the Scheldt fighting on October 27, 1944, commemorations at the cemetery there are held on that date. A highlight is the Wageningen parade and festival in the town where the Germans surrendered.  Crowds of more than 120,000 people attend—reaffirming the strong memory of the events of war that forever bind Canada and the Netherlands together.

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Canada and the Second World War: The Battles

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Canada and the Second World War: The Battles

The next issue in the award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is Canada and the Second World War: The Battles. The Battle of Britain, the Battle of Hong Kong, the Dieppe Raid, the Italian Campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic, the Invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Scheldt—these were some of the most important and costly conflicts of the Second World War where Canadians played pivotal roles. To witness what those brave Canadians experienced, pick up a copy of Canada and the Second World War: The Battles on newsstands across Canada May 7 or step into Canada’s rich history by subscribing to Canada’s Ultimate Story before May 7Plus, you get a free poster inside your issue!

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Rise in soldiers’ loads are a matter of life and death

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Rise in soldiers’ loads are a matter of life and death

Rise in soldiers’ loads are
a matter of life and death

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, the soldiers used to sing. Trouble is, in more recent times, the “kit bag” is the trouble. Relatively stable over centuries of warfare, soldiers’ loads have increased significantly in the past three decades, due largely to new combat technologies and the batteries required to operate them. Alleviating the burdens soldiers carry is a matter of life and death, researcher Linda Bossi told Legion Magazine. “The more you carry, the slower you are; the slower you are, the more vulnerable you are to enemy action.”

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May/June 2018 issue is now available!

May/June 2018 issue is now available!

The May/June 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already.

BATTLEFIELD DOCTOR 
My great-great-grandfather was a surgeon who treated soldiers in the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866

ABUSED PRISONERS AND GREAT ESCAPEES
Canadian soldiers captured in Europe and Asia had little protection from brutality, murder and starvation

NOT TOO OLD TO SERVE
Veterans of the First World War guarded prisoners in the Second World War

STOPPING THE PANZERS
Canada’s role following D-Day was vital to the success of Operation Overlord

INTO ICY WATERS
Fifty years ago, the Ottawa River claimed the lives of seven paratroopers on a routine jump
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This week in history
This Week in History

May 5, 1918

Sir James Yeo arrives at Quebec, Lower Canada, with more than 400 officers and seamen.

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