Tag: World War I

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Mired in the Mud … Thoughts on Poetry and Fiction and War

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I usually write something about Remembrance Day in November.  For many years, I taught at a school named for John McCrae, who wrote the famous poem “In Flanders Fields,” so …

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Arras

Paying Our Respects … in Northern France

Our trip in France continues apace. Pace being the operative word. I think we bit off more than we could comfortably chew, in terms of how much ground we had hoped to cover in a month. Reminds me of when …

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And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Remembering Our Remembrance Day … In Australia

Since I was a kid, I’ve always thought that Remembrance Day was an important day. And never more so than when I was a teacher at John McCrae Secondary School, named for the Canadian doctor who wrote the iconic poem …

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Love, Sex, Pain and The Whole Damned Thing… or October Book Club Meeting

On a dark and windy (but not stormy) night, just before Halloween, my book club gathered at the beautiful home of one our members, to eat and drink and talk about war. More specifically about books on World War I. …

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