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Now, who says we're wimpy?

This is the cover story on Stars & Stripes today, and if you look right now on http://www.stripes.com you can see the story on the front cover in situ:

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=64141

And related, on the same day:

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=64143

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kishiriadgr
Aug. 13th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Long story, but yeah. A good chunk of my f-list are up there too.

Click the Canada and Canadiana tags for more.
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firstashore
Aug. 13th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Not sure about that. Canadian military is fucking hardcore.

Not their fault the government funding them isn't. :P
firstashore
Aug. 13th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Do people honestly say the Canadian Army is wimpy?

And by people, I mean Americans. Nobody else would say that shit, surely.
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soldiergrrrl
Aug. 13th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Some of us, who worked with the Canadians, know they've got a damn fine army, thankyewverramuch.

:-)
kallisti
Aug. 13th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
It's because Canadian troops are historically so bad-ass, that we were taken seriously when Lester B. Pearson (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and later Canadian Prime Minister) organized the United Nations Emergency Force to end the escalating war over the Suez Canal. This force would go on to become the "Blue Helmet" Peace Keepers.

In WW I, Canadians took Vimy Ridge, one of the toughest nuts to crack during the war. Four Canadians won the Victory Cross in the battle, which is the rough equivalent of a US Medal of Honor.

In WWII, Canadians constantly were given some of the hardest assignments...and succeeded more often than not...It should be noted that there were 3 primary countries who assaulted the five beaches on D-Day...Britain, the United States, and Canada, who landed on Juno Beach. One of the Canadians who stormed the beach that day was James Doohan, more commonly known as the character Montgomery Scott, or Scotty in Star Trek. It says a lot that Canadians were given such an important part of the D-Day landings. By the end of the war, Canada had the 3rd largest Navy on the Planet.

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