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Star Shells from Kim Beattie’s And You!

           Star Shells The star shells, like the souls of men,      Are gleaming through the gloom, A lovely radiance shudd’ring up      Above a foul, grim tomb, To hang in brooding brightness till      The fall brings black of … Continue reading

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Acland in the Regimental History – Part III….

This is the third and final post documenting each significant mention of Peregrine Acland in Kim Beattie’s marvelous regimental history, The 48th Highlanders of Canada: 1891-1928. As you’ll recall, Acland was lightly wounded in the action at Mont Sorrel but … Continue reading

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A Carrying Party from Kim Beattie’s And You!

             A Carrying Party It’s damn the wet Frog-weather; it’s damn the cold-      foot guide,    It’s damn the “Sub” in charge and damn the war; It’s stumble, fall, and blunder, and wish you were         down … Continue reading

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Military Antiques and Collectables : A Canadian Collection

I came across a great passage in the first volume of Kim Beattie’s history of the 48th Highlanders the other day, and it got me thinking about the uniforms and equipment our soldiers used throughout the war. This passage sees … Continue reading

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Acland in the Regimental History – Part II….

This is the second post documenting each significant mention of Peregrine Acland in Kim Beattie’s marvelous regimental history, The 48th Highlanders of Canada: 1891-1928. Chapter IX contains an account of the Battle of Mont Sorrel, from June 1916.  I have … Continue reading

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Acland in the Regimental History – Part I….

This is the first post documenting each significant mention of Peregrine Acland in Kim Beattie’s marvelous regimental history, The 48th Highlanders of Canada: 1891-1928. When war was declared, it was determined the 48th would send a battalion overseas; the regiment … Continue reading

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It’s “Quiet” ! from Kim Beattie’s And You!

                It’s “Quiet” ! In a château as safe as a cellar in Galt         And twice as bomb-proof as St. Louis, The Brass Hats arise for the war about nine, And pray that the day will stay peaceful and … Continue reading

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