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The War to End All Wars? The Age of Killing Machines . . . and Poetry

World War I erupted 100 years ago on July 28, 1914. War still begets poetry.

Flanders Fields

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1915)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow… 616 more words

Musings

Verdun Exterior Condo Balcony Tile Project July 20 2014

Verdun Exterior Condo Balcony Tile Project July 20 2014. I just completed this job today. Always remember, not all tiles are the same. Different grades of tile are used for different purposes. 242 more words

Montreal

Indelible Scars- Verdun

In-del-i-ble (adj): not able to be forgotten or removed

One hundred years ago the Great War – the war to end all wars – began.  

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Travel

Interview at Verdun

With my mentor filming an interview of the mayor of Verdun (2013) for France 3 (French newschannel). The camera used is an old model and weighs 5 kilos. 20 more words

Behind The Scenes

July 1916 Verdun

“By the end of May French casualties at Verdun had risen to c. 185,000 and in June German losses had reached c. 200,000 men. The opening of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July, forced the Germans to withdraw some of their artillery from Verdun, which was the first strategic success of the Anglo-French offensive. 238 more words

Verdun homes expropriated for Champlain Bridge construction

VERDUN – Residents of May street in Verdun received notices Wednesday stating they will have to sell their houses in order for construction on the Champlain Bridge to get underway. 365 more words

News

Ghosts of World War I: Revisiting Verdun, 50 Years Later

In the spring of 1964, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt — who served as a German artilleryman during World War I and saw action in the terrible fighting at… 242 more words

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