Day: February 15, 2012

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Deadline approaches for teachers’ battlefields tour

March 15 is the deadline for teachers to apply for a fellowship for a 14-day tour of Canadian battlefields, monuments and cemeteries  in Europe July 1 through 14. The 2012 Cleghorn Battlefield Study Fellowship   introduces teachers to Canada’s military history during the two world wars by visiting the most important battlefields and memorials in Belgium and France.  They can draw upon this experience for use in the classroom. The tour is delivered by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies  at Wilfrid Laurier University and  The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society  and the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Participants will visit sites of the First World War battles of Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge and the Somme and Second World War ...
Letters From Bill

Letters From Bill – Sept. 14, 1944

Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Really a swell day today with lots of mail and it makes it nice.… That box of Moirs chocolates sure is swell to look at, I haven’t opened them yet. Thanks ever so much folks.  I am coming along fine, but did have one setback a few days ago and they put me back to bed. However, I will be able to get up tomorrow…. Still have my tube, but am hoping. Before I had to go back to bed the Doc, Maj. Whiteside, had me as his secretary, quite a job.  I would get in a wheelchair and follow him from patient to patient, taking bedside notes which he dictated as he dressed the wounds. Some of those words were really something and he was busy spelling.  The worst part was looking at the wounds, some being pretty bad. I really have a lot of fun with him. He is fr...

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