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Archibald Baxter: The Encounters of a Conscientious Objector

Archibald Baxter’s We Will Not Cease was a memoir of his experience of the war in its entirety that has had many published editions and been critically acclaimed for his portrayal of the horrific treatment he received as a conscientious objector. 536 more words

First World War

Model Death - Hornby Gravestones

I am not a great railway modeller, but I played with a model railway as a kid.

After years of hiatus, I have reignited this interest in a very modest way of late. 321 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

The commemoration of the sinking of Léon Gambetta cruiser

It was a month ago: I was in Apulia, in Santa Maria di Leuca, for the commemoration of the 100 years of the sinking of… 270 more words

1915

Happy Memorial Day from Napa Valley Vegan!

Until today, it has been a very long time since I have given any thought to the true purpose of Memorial Day. Frankly, too long. 729 more words

Compassionate Events

St Patrick's Day, Montreal, 1867

Ottawa Citizen, 18 March 1867, page 2.

From Montreal.

Montreal, 18th – The celebration of St Patrick’s Day so far has passed by quietly.  The turn-out has not been so large as in former years, the coldness of the weather probably deterring many from paying their tribute to the memory of their patron Saint.  167 more words

Canada

Happy Memorial Day 2015

We hope you celebrated however you saw fit.
Humor

The Dutch and American Memorial Day--in the Netherlands

MARGRATEN, Netherlands — They haven’t forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II.

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History