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Yukimaro Moro-oka’s ‘On to the Arras Front’ (1935)….

There are some extremely rare publications relating to Canada and the First World War where only a handful of copies still exist: Peregrine Acland’s The Reveille of Romance being a prime example.  Though I don’t think it likely I’ll ever … 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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July 26th, 1936: Vimy Memorial Unveiled…

Seventy-seven years ago today the Vimy Memorial was unveiled. I’ve been reading two really fine books about the Vimy Pilgrimage of late:                   There are some marvelous stories in each of these … Continue reading

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The Taking of Vimy Ridge, Easter Monday 1917 by Richard Jack

Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.

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After Vimy from Kim Beattie’s “And You!”

After Vimy In flashes melt my dull-day comforts;      I drift a-dream down flaming ways; I see the loom of nature’s ramparts      In Vimy’s red-embroidered haze! At Neuville Ste. Vaaste (reliefs there mustered)      Are files of men, dim, … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Vimy Ridge by William Longstaff

Longstaff’s Ghosts of Vimy Ridge is a massive canvas, measuring 4.5′ x just less than 9′.  It is part of the House of Commons Collection in Ottawa.

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