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Disputed probe names suspected Anne Frank betrayer

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Disputed probe names suspected Anne Frank betrayer

 Disputed probe names suspected Anne Frank betrayer

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

A team of historians and investigative experts has identified a primary suspect in the betrayal of Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family. But others close to the story say the evidence is too weak to reach such conclusions.

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O Canada Journal
O Canada Journal
Military Milestones
The lost nuke of British Columbia

The lost nuke of British Columbia

Story by Sharon Adams

In September 1949, U.S. President Harry Truman announced the Soviet Union had detonated an atomic device. Early in the following year, U.S. air crews were practising in case they were ever called upon to bomb the Soviet Union.

 

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Arbor Alliance
Canvet Publication Ltd.

‘Snowmageddon’​​​​​​​ and the military’s role in fighting disasters

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Snowmageddon’ and the CAF’s role in fighting disasters

‘Snowmageddon’ and the military’s role in fighting disasters

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Twenty-three years ago, on Jan. 13, 1999, Toronto was under siege. More than 118 centimetres of snow had fallen since Jan. 2 in what became known as “Snowmageddon.”

With the latest dump of 27 centimetres, then-mayor Mel Lastman called his second emergency in 10 days and, with that, appealed to defence minister Art Eggleton, himself a former Toronto mayor, for military relief.

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Canada and the liberation of the Netherlands
Military Milestones
Ottawa’s exiled princess

Ottawa’s exiled princess

Story by Sharon Adams

The Nazis invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, intent on capturing the royal family and stamping out resistance.

Queen Wilhelmina, her daughter Juliana, son-in-law Bernhard and two granddaughters fled to England. Wilhelmina headed her government-in-exile in England. Her weekly radio broadcasts kept hope alive among the Dutch people suffering under the Nazi jackboot. The Dutch planted orange flowers everywhere as a symbol of resistance and to show their allegiance to the crown, even under occupation.

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Canvet Publication Ltd.

Focus on change, says Canada’s defence intelligence chief

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Focus on change, says Canada’s defence intelligence chief

Focus on change, says Canada’s defence intelligence chief

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The new head of Canada’s military intelligence command says the Five Eyes security partnership is robust in spite of public rumblings over a new Indo-Pacific intelligence-sharing agreement that omits Canada and New Zealand.

Major-General Michael Wright, who earned a Medal of Military Valour (MMV) leading his infantry company out of a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan, says defence intelligence needs to focus on change and interoperability with its allies as well as national security.

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Military Milestones
“I felt it was my duty”

“I felt it was my duty”

Story by Sharon Adams

At 110 years old, Reuben Sinclair is believed to be Canada’s oldest living veteran of the Second World War.

The son of Jewish Ukrainian immigrants, Sinclair was born on his family’s farm just 100 kilometres shy of Regina in 1911. Sinclair signed up with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 over objections of his brothers, taking leave from his accounting job with Saskatchewan’s treasury department.

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Iris Advantage
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