Notre Dame de Lorette

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On our last morning in France we stopped at the French National Memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette – nothing prepares one for this and photographs from the ground simply can’t capture the size of this cemetery where 20,000 soldiers … Continued

Vimy Ridge in WW1

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Vimy Ridge was the site of a battle in WWI in April 1917, as part of the fighting around Arras. All four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Corps in the First Army fought together and were tasked with capturing the … Continued

Beaumont-Hamel & Thiepval

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I had visited several cemeteries and battle grounds and reflected on what I had seen. It was disturbing and unsettling, but nothing quite prepared me for the atmosphere of Beaumont-Hamel, where I shivered and felt heavy as I walked into … Continued

WWI around Arras

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We stayed in Arras for two nights, visiting cemeteries and countryside around the city. The aim was not to follow the historical path of the war, or specific battles, but to photograph for an illustrated talk and to ‘react’ to … Continued

WWI Cemeteries on the Somme

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We planned a few days in Northern France to do some research on WWI battlefields and started at the end of the war, the Armistice. The Armistice was finally signed in Compiègne on 11 November 1918, and brought to an … Continued

Canadian Corner in Orpington

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Today I set out to visit gardens, but as I walked towards Priory Gardens in Orpington I passed the cemetery of All Saints Church and noticed a War Cemetery. Orpington Hospital opened in 1916 as the Ontario Military Hospital to care for soldiers injured in … Continued

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