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The Christmas truce - 1914

by Carolyn Thomas    ♥   @HeartSisters

As World War I raged on in the trenches of Europe in 1914, Christmas Eve arrived cold and bleak. But German soldiers put up Christmas trees decorated with candles, on the parapets of their trenches. 791 more words

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Memorial Windows, City Hall, Kingston, ON … Part 2

Lens, August 1917

Vimy, April 1917

Passchendaele, October 1917

Cambrai, October 1918

Scapa Flow, November 23, 1918

Mons, November 11, 1918

A formal assembly room in Kingston City Hall was renamed Memorial Hall in 1921 by Governor General Lord Byng “in everlasting remembrance of those from this city who fought in defence of justice and liberty” and “in honour of Kingston’s sailors, soldiers, airmen and nursing sisters who served overseas.” 537 more words

Monuments And Memorials

Alberta Crown withdraws sex crime charges against high-ranking military officer

EDMONTON – Sex crime charges against Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker have been dropped by the Alberta Crown.

Stalker was charged last year with offences including sexual assault and sexual exploitation. 428 more words

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Alberta army officer facing charges including sex assault

A Canadian Army officer in Alberta faces 22 criminal charges including sexual assault with a weapon.

Capt. Malcolm Grace, who is 45, is to appear in Wainwright provincial court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing. 73 more words

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – The Volunteer, Almonte, ON

The Volunteer by R. Tait McKenzie

He watches – in a little northern town Through winter cold and parching summer heat

The Volunteer is a tribute to 48 men of Almonte and area who were killed in WW1, as well as a tribute to an individual soldier. 464 more words

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Once More With Feeling

So after thinking about it, I wasn’t really happy with the opening and decided to change it, incorporating some later stuff into it so I could spend less time on the technicalities and more time on the characters. 3,696 more words

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An Excerpt from "Vimy"

December, 1916

Lieutenant Thomas Kirby started awake. He rarely slept any more, and so when his exhaustion had finally given out, it was like a blessing. 2,916 more words

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