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“In this wilderness of flooded shell holes:” Canadians remember Passchendaele

“After a march all night, losing our way, falling in shell holes, slipping, and losing our tin hats in them, and having to fish them out, and the odd shells dropping around us. 722 more words

First World War

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ypres was pretty much destroyed during World War 1.  The history, before, during and after the war is truly fascinating and definitely worth researching before you go. 1,173 more words


Question of the Week: 10/2-10/8/17

Do you have a favorite Civil War battle to study in the Trans-Mississippi Region? Or favorite battlefield to visit in that region?

Battlefields & Historic Places

Verdun, France

There’s nothing like driving through and touring the Champagne region on your way to visit Verdun, a major battle site from World War 1.

In 1916, the battle of Verdun lasted 9 months and claimed over 300,000 lives, with another 300,000 wounded.  789 more words


Exploring Culloden

One of my favourite TV programs recently started back up again. This little show called Outlander. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Joking aside, the series of eight books that the show is based on is partly what made me want to visit Scotland the first time (2010). 889 more words



John Armitage/Hari Das Baba at a recent 13D Teacher Training:

People who are stuck somewhere just don’t know that they’re dead. It’s not like they decide to be a ghost.

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Personal Transformation

Thetford Priory: Howard Tombs

John Howard, the First Duke of Norfolk, was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 where he was commanding the part of Richard III’s army. 113 more words

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