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Last days – for now

Apologies for yesterday’s silence. I was on my chinstrap by the time we finished our awards last night.  I’m very nearly as tired tonight after a lot of driving and a lot more walking in Gay Paris.  But back to … Continue reading

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Ambulance

Ambulance wagon: In Flanders Fields Museum

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A full day in the Salient

On the road at 9:00 today, heading Northeast.  First stop, the Brooding Canadian in St. Juliaan, where we had a nice view over the ground where the Germans made history’s first attack with asphyxiating gas on April 22 1915.  Then … Continue reading

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Menin Gate at sunset

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Moon over Pozières

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The mind behind the Vimy Memorial

“Walter Allward Sculptor and Architect” and genius.

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We have a Briton down. Bowled over by Lochnagar Crater

Student bowled over by Lochnagar Crater

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Vicarious discovery – Day Two on the Western Front with students

I’m a Great War Geek.  That’s no big deal; we’re a dime a dozen in the interwebs. And it’s the kind of thing people expect and tolerate from historians – even if they don’t quite understand it. So of course … Continue reading

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Wounded Soldier

A harrowing portrait of human devastation by Otto Dix. One of a series of fifty ‘sketches’ on display at the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Peronne. Dix did intimate horror like none of his contemporaries.

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Back on the Western Front – with students

Day one is in the bag and it was a big one. After a few initial hiccups (tardy arrivals, issues with check-in, and one encounter with a sniffer dog) our trip across the water went well. Delta got us to … Continue reading

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