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Skirmish at Duck Lake

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Skirmish at Duck Lake

Skirmish at Duck Lake

Story by Sharon Adams

The Northwest Rebellion, or Northwest Resistance, depending on which side of history you are on, began on March 26, 1885, in Saskatchewan near the junction of two trails, one of which led to Batoche and the other to Fort Carlton. On March 26, a force of about 100 North West Mounted Police and armed citizens commanded by Superintendent Leif Crozier came up the trail to Duck Lake. They were met by Gabriel Dumont and his men. Words were exchanged; a scuffle broke out between a Mountie interpreter and a Cree emissary.

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U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‚ÄėJoe‚Äô

U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‚ÄėJoe‚Äô

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Ah, caffeine. That little pause that refreshes. But if you’re in the military, that cuppa joe or caffeine-laced energy drink can literally be a lifesaver. That’s why scientists in the United States military have spent 10 years researching the benefits of caffeine. They’ve come up with a mobile application called 2B-Alert, which can recommend how much of the popular stimulant to consume and when to consume it to optimize its effects.

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This week in history
This week in history

March 23, 1965

Fifteen RCAF aviators are killed when their Argus patrol plane goes
down in a night exercise off Puerto Rico.

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Choose the next cover of Legion Magazine!

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The May/June 2020 issue of Legion Magazine will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe and we want our dedicated readers to be a part of it. Help choose our cover! Cast your vote, give us your opinion and share with your friends on social media!

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What would you do?

What would you do?

Story by Dyann Bernard

Canadian and other Allied forces faced challenging terrain and brutal battles with German occupiers from the fall of 1944 to May 1945 and the end the Second World War. More than 7,600 Canadians died in the nine-month campaign to liberate the Dutch.

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See the most iconic images of WAR ūüď∑

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The evolution of war photography

The evolution of war photography

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

In an age when technology limited most photography to static studio poses and bland, if not severe, countenances, Canadian army photographer William Rider-Rider elevated the art to a higher level under the most trying of circumstances.

Armed with a bulky 4√ó5 box camera, the lieutenant from London, England, captured striking images of Canadian soldiers in the trenches and among the ruins of First World War Europe. The locales, the faces and the circumstances humanize the history behind the photographs, bringing it to life as few did.

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Canadian leads coalition against Gadhafi

Canadian leads coalition against Gadhafi

Story by Sharon Adams

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi responded harshly to opponents and citizens as the demonstrations of the Arab Spring devolved toward civil war in 2011. He vowed to eradicate them house by house.

To protect civilians, the United Nations called for a ceasefire and imposed a no-fly zone and 19 countries, led by NATO, intervened against Libyan military attacks and conducted a naval blockade.

The whole coalition effort‚ÄĒmore than 20 warships and nearly 200 warplanes‚ÄĒwas commanded by RCAF Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard.

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This week in history
This week in history

March 17-18, 1813

The British at Fort Erie, on the Niagara River, begin an artillery duel, firing across the Niagara River on Black Rock, N.Y.

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Navy considers replacing ‚Äėseaman‚Äô ranks with gender-neutral terms

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Navy considers replacing ‚Äėseaman‚Äô ranks with gender-neutral terms

Navy considers replacing ‚Äėseaman‚Äô ranks
with gender-neutral terms

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Looking to recruit¬†more women‚ÄĒor anyone, for that matter‚ÄĒthe Royal Canadian Navy is switching to gender-neutral terms for its junior ranks.

The ranks master seaman, leading seaman, able seaman and ordinary seaman will be scrapped and likely replaced by equivalent ‚Äėhands‚Äô or ‚Äėrates,‚Äô depending on the outcome of discussions and an informal survey launched by the navy.

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Canadians’ baptism of fire

Fighting in the Rhineland

Story by Sharon Adams

First Canadian Army saw its first combat on German soil during the Second World War at the Battle of the Rhineland between Feb. 8 and March 11, 1945. And bloody it was.

The Germans were heavily armed, well supplied and fanatical, dug in behind a network of trenches and machine-gun nests in three defensive lines, including the Siegfried Line, built in the 1930s through the Reichswald Forest, and another line of fortifications through the Hochwald Forest. They had been ordered by Adolf Hitler personally not to give up German soil.

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March 13, 2002

In Paktia Province, Afghanistan, land and air forces of the U.S. and Canada launch an assault on Taliban and al-Qaida resistance.

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