The Highway to One Man of Passchendaele

| August 11, 2017

Captain Oswald Howey Lunham, “…for now and all time” The Highway takes us up the island to our turn to the left… a solitary church…..near to a railway bridge…..near to a river. Sitting at my desk some while back I wrote and re-wrote the words that have become this day’s Passchendaele. A battle whose centennial […]

Irksome Barnacles

| February 15, 2013

The CEF, Pill-boxes and the Victoria Cross Pill-boxes were annoying obstacles and the cause of considerable struggles on the Western Front. In areas where the water table was near to the surface it was best to build above ground defences rather than dig in. The ground these fortifications commanded, before them and between them, was […]