HOW THE WORLD FELL OVER THE EDGE
One hundred years ago, Canada and many other nations were pulled into a cataclysm that left some 10 million dead. Nearly 620,000 Canadians—from a country of less than eight million—served during the war and more than 66,600 died. In a special feature, renowned historian Donald E. Graves explains how a young country far from the crisis in Europe got involved in such a tragic and bloody conflagration.
THE MUSEUM OF THE ATTIC
All across Canada—in living room corners, attics and spare bedrooms—there are artifacts from this country’s long and sometimes tough history. The results of our Historymakers’ Contest prove just how much Canadians cherish their wartime artifacts. The winning entries, as noted by award-winning Staff Writer Adam Day, include artifacts and souvenirs passed down by a Canadian soldier who served in the Boer War and First World War to a Nazi flag that helped save the life of a Canadian airman during the Second World War.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF LEGION MAGAZINE
GOING FACE TO FACE
In keeping with the centenary of the First World War, two top historians face off on a controversy that has never died. Was the bloody Battle of the Somme worth it?
MODERN VETERANS AND THE ISSUE OF LONG-TERM SUPPORT
Award-winning Staff Writer Sharon Adams delves into this issue, in Part 2 of her series.