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May/June 2016 Issue

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Sinking the Bismarck

The German battleship Bismarck was a formidable opponent for Britain’s overextended navy fleet in the Second World War. The 50,000-tonne ship was brand new and equipped with the latest in firepower. It was sure to wreak havoc on the convoys bringing supplies and men that were a lifeline for Britain during the war. In its first foray it encountered Britain’s aging Hood and hit it with a 15-inch shell, detonating her aft magazine and causing a catastrophic explosion. However, Bismarck was damaged in the encounter, setting off a chase to destroy the enemy’s prized battleship before it could reach a safe port.

The warrior minister
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan talks to Legion Magazine about Russian aggression, why fighting ISIL is not like fighting the Taliban and a newcomer’s life in politics

Chemistry experiments
Under strict secrecy, Canadian soldiers were used in testing of chemical and biological weapons in the Second World War

The tell-tale brain
Scanners that show how the brain’s chemistry changes from thought to thought promise new views into the inner workings of the traumatized mind

Bethune and Franco
What brought a brilliant Canadian doctor to cross paths with the man who would become Spain’s ruthless dictator?

A cop in Kandahar
An RCMP officer experiences war first hand in the early days of Canada’s involvement in Kandahar

Weight 206 g
Dimensions 28 × 20 × 1 cm
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