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Thinking about Ottawa

My sister shared this video with me today and it made me cry. I thought I’d share it with you, too.

That’s all I have to say today.


Philip McConnell Scrapbook: A Retrospective on WWI

“We’ve been given a glimpse of the ensuing years,
And these are a few of our hopes and our fears.”

It’s hard to imagine how Philip McConnell, an Iowa State College (University) student in Agricultural EngineeringĀ 1914-1917, felt when writing these lines – part of a poem he composed in 1915 – and whether he could have predicted just how large of a ‘glimpse’ it really was. 657 more words

University Archives

A Very Long Engagement: or, Every Story is a Love Story

This book is gorgeous. Meandering but focused, it tells the lives of different Frenchmen by radiating outĀ of the search for one young soldier. By exploring war and its aftermath, A Very Long Engagement talks about the lives of individuals and how they intertwine, which means talking about death, war and the indictment of Nations and military industrial complexes. 890 more words

Book Review

Wilfred Owen, stitched portrait started

This week I started my second war poet portrait, this time of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). He is referred to as the ‘quintessential’ war poet and remarkably, the majority of his poems were written in the last 18 months of his life – he died the week before the end of World War One in France. 160 more words

Hand Sewing

British anti-World War I people on stage

This video is called ENGLAND, ARISE! – PROMO. It says about itself:

20 December 2013

A brief promo film of Bent Architect’s research and development project exploring the true story of the Yorkshire…

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Human Rights

Lindquist Playstead (Lawrence, MA)

The Lindquist Playstead is located on Emmett Street behind the Wetherbee School. It was named in honor of Carl Lindquist, 23rd Infantry, who was killed in action during World War I. 8 more words

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