Canadian in a British Regiment: 1 July 1916

| July 3, 2016

IN THE GREAT ADVANCE Canadian Officer’s Graphic Letter. The following is a letter from a young Canadian serving with an English regiment – an officer in the first line on the first day of the big offensive: – July 1.      I am writing this in a dug-out about 200 yards from German lines. […]

Each field a farm and a battlefield

| December 30, 2011

Reflecting Upon War Horse The plow cuts its way into the ground, and turns the earth over to one side heaping the rich soil atop the furrow’s parapet. As Albert urges Joey through this field of stone, once again I turn myself towards the ploughed fields of France and Flanders, and to the harvest. Albert […]