The Chessboard That Is This Salient.

| September 28, 2016

Ypres Day Four of Five If someone were to ask how many speeds I had on my bicycle during this fine tour I would tell them uphill, glide and pedal. This way of seeing the land that is the Ypres Salient has left an indelible mark on me. It is not just the sites themselves but it is the context […]

Charms of Life in the Trenches

| April 21, 2015

Lieutenant George Samuel Ager, 16th Battalion CEF As time advances from one Great War anniversary to the next, I engage my grey cells in an exercise to find connection with  the Canadian Expeditionary Force of April 22 – 24, 1915. Specifically I search for something personal, a familar name to speak to the area northeast […]