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10 Days Project
Three trips to Canada's European battlefields over the last five years has left me with several unique experiences each visit. While I have fond memories of private tours of locations most do not see, meeting veterans and becoming close with others on the tour, I have a new favourite moment.Read More
The study of Canada's roll in World War Two began in the Upper Normandy region of France, on the rocky shore of Dieppe. The Dieppe raid of August 19, 1942 was Canada's first action in the Second World War and a costly one. The decision to mount the ill fated raid is still a hotly contested one among historians and a question posed to the trip's students prior to their arrival in France.Read More
Lets start this off by admitting I have a bit of a backlog here. Wireless internet or "WE FE" as people in France seem to refer to it, is in my experience crappy at best in hotel's. Coupled with growing exhaustion from a prolonged trip I really wasn't able to reliably get posts up like I would have preferred to.Read More
The 25th was Vimy Day. We toured around in the Arras sector and ended the day with several hours of touring and discussion at Vimy Ridge.
One of the highlights of the day was Jesse MacLeod's presentation on his great grandfather Sergeant Major John MacLeod who was killed during fighting around Arras in 1917. As Jesse candidly shared, the tragedy of Sergeant Major MacLeod's death inevitably lead to his birth and has intrinsically connected him to a man he is generations removed from.Read More