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Category: Vimy

Who is buried in the Orchard Dump Cemetery? (a.k.a. Finding Max)

Note: The backstory of the Finding Max series can be found on the Remembrance page. All of the assumptions made…

Finding Joseph… at the Cabaret-Rouge Cemetery in Souchez

Cabaret-Rouge is close to Vimy Ridge (France) and is one of a handful cemeteries we visited outside of Ypres and…

Vimy: One Hundred Years Later

Like mentioned in a bazillion previous posts, this year is the 100-year anniversary of Vimy Ridge. This is the battle…

Arleux-en-Gohelle (a.k.a. Finding Max)

On April 28th, it will be exactly 100-years since my relative (Max McKinnon) died on the outskirts of a small…

World War 1: Taken on Strength to France (Part 8)

This is the eighth post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova…

Weeping Angel, Vimy Ridge

The weeping angel overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge. She is supposed to represent Canada…

Wonderfully Ecclectic

One thing that always strikes me about my Papa’s photos is he liked to take pictures of things that are…

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