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Front Lines is a weekly podcast produced by Legion Magazine, Canada’s leading military history publication. Join writer Stephen J. Thorne each week for fascinating stories and compelling commentary on Canada’s rich military past and present.

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Front Lines is a weekly podcast produced by Legion Magazine, Canada’s leading military history publication. Join writer Stephen J. Thorne each week for fascinating stories and compelling commentary on Canada’s rich military past and present.

    SS Caribou

    SS Caribou

    The original sat in a musty filing cabinet in the Halifax office of The Canadian Press for years: a sheaf of rice paper, its first page scrawled with the words “Passed by Censor 1942” across the top, just above the typed “BULLETIN.” It was dated Oct. 16 out of Sydney, N.S., the first news report of the sinking of the SS Caribou two days earlier at the hands of a German U-boat, U-69. The file had long since disappeared when I left CP in 2012....

    • 11 min
    Reginald Wise: Saviour of Easter Sunday, 1945

    Reginald Wise: Saviour of Easter Sunday, 1945

    It was Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day, 1945—the day that Corporal Reginald Wise, who was no fool and no martyr either, would cheat death. More than once. Wise and the rest of his Royal Marine commandos were advancing on a German position in Northern Italy when a landmine took out a track on their lead tank and everything ground to a halt....

    • 12 min
    The seizing of Europe’s bells

    The seizing of Europe’s bells

    The bells that rang out across allied nations after the First World War ended what for many had been a four-year silence enforced by regulation in some places and imposed by confiscation in others. In Germany and across Europe, tens of thousands of bronze bells—some imparting “the songs of the angels” since the 12th century—had been seized and melted down for arms and munitions...

    • 15 min
    Ted Martens: Dutch resistance fighter

    Ted Martens: Dutch resistance fighter

    Ted Martens did whatever he could to derail the Nazi war machine while serving with the Dutch resistance during the Second World War—then the Nazi war machine derailed him, but only briefly.

    • 8 min
    Ernie Verhulst (Part 1): A wide-eyed boy in Rotterdam, May 1940

    Ernie Verhulst (Part 1): A wide-eyed boy in Rotterdam, May 1940

    • 9 min
    Hitler, Raeder, and the demise of the Kriegsmarine

    Hitler, Raeder, and the demise of the Kriegsmarine

    • 12 min

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