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Dominion Day 1917….

  On this, the 150th anniversary of the confederation of the Dominion of Canada (i.e, Canada Day) we here at Field Punishment No.1 thought it timely to share one of our favourite pamphlets from the First World War: A Form … Continue reading

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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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