SEVENTY-FIVE years ago, on the first day of July, 1867, was born the nation of Canada. It was the child of crisis, of political deadlock, but also of men’s will to freedom and a fierce new hope that ran swiftly along the fringes of the wilderness.By BRUCE HUCHISON11 min
WAR IS a maker and breaker of reputations, and on balance there is more breaking than making. One has only to think of the men who held high office when the war began and to count the survivors today. Gamelin, whose terse messages that there was nothing to report on the Western Front were accepted as the cryptic subtlety of the superstrategist, is in protective custody.
AT THIS writing, the imperturbable and imponderable Mr. King has been “in retreat” for more than a week. And don’t mistake the meaning. The word “retreat” may mean either “go back, retire, relinquish a position,” or it may mean “withdrawing into privacy or security.”By THE MAN WITH A NOTEBOOK8 min
THE WAR has come to North America, as is clearly demonstrated in three assorted wartime mischances by operatives living in widely separated areas. From Dawson, Yukon Territory, an agent reports strange goings-on at Skagway, Alaska, on an evening when a first alarm of fire rang out upon the midnight air.
YOU will have noticed, of course, that the picture on the front cover of this issue is reproduced in black and white instead of in color. We propose to do this on each first of the month number, alternating, for the present, with natural color shots.
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