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Canon Scott’s “The Great War As I Saw It” (1922)…..

A fairly recent addition to the ever-growing library here at Field Punishment No. 1: a very good copy of the first edition of Canon Frederick George Scott’s The Great War As I Saw It (1922).  There is some soiling, a touch … Continue reading

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July 26th, 1936: “A Souvenir”….

Here’s my favourite story arising from the 1936 Vimy Pilgrimage and the unveiling of the memorial:  After the official ceremonies, an unofficial ceremony took place, presided over by Canon Scott.  In the 1920s, many of the original crosses that marked … Continue reading

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Bomb-Proofers from Kim Beattie’s ‘And You!’

Given my previous post about Canon Frederick George Scott, & The Great Was As I Saw It, I thought today an ideal time to post one of my favourite of Kim Beattie’s poems from And You! It’s called Bomb-Proofers, with … Continue reading

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The Great War As I Saw It by Canon Scott 2nd Edition Dust Jacket….

One of the sub-genres of the literature of the Great War that is beginning to exert its pull upon me is the writing of padres, chaplains, ministers, priests, lay-preachers, and ah…other associated sky-pilots.  As a child, my religious instruction was … Continue reading

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