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In The Trenches

Today we start a countdown of sorts, republishing the top ten most popular posts here in 2019. Of those only two are actually from that year. This one, though the tenth most popular in 2019 is actually the most viewed post of all-time here.   The years between 1914 and 1918 were the wettest Europe experienced […]

The Never-Ending War

I was looking back through the archives for a “Flashback Friday” post yesterday, and came across this one from September 2014 that I though was worth sharing again. A century later, it haunts them still. The last Canadian veteran of the First World War died in 2010, and I would imagine that is pretty much […]

Passchendaele at 100 – III

When I opened up my newspaper Tuesday morning, the first thing that I saw was coverage of Prince William’s trip to Belgium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. I’d been concentrating on other things in my life and had forgotten that date was fast approaching. Canadians fought at Passchendaele, and while […]

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

I really didn’t want to go to another museum. I had been to the In Flanders Fields Museum twice in five years, and didn’t think the recently renovated Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 would offer anything different. I was over-ruled. Turned out I was right. And at the same time I was wrong. Our hosts at […]

In the Trenches of Passchendaele

The years between 1914 and 1918 were the wettest Europe experienced during the 20th century, or so I have been told. Those years coincided with the trench warfare in France and Belgium, literally millions of soldiers facing each other from trenches they had dug a few metres from each other. With the bad weather, to […]