Dieppe, France, is a peaceful,picturesque seaside town and a favourite weekend holiday location for the French. Hotels line the wide promenade along the seafront and its small harbour is surrounded by dozens of restaurants serving up a wide variety of local seafood specialties.
In November 1918 it seemed impossible to ever imagine the cratered countryside surrounding the once peaceful village of Passchendaele could ever return to its pre-war peacefulness. Standing in the main square of Passchendaele today it is difficult to imagine these quiet streets
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War. After years of tensions between the European nations it seemed inevitable that a war in Europe could not be avoided. After a series of events that unfolded in the Balkans in the summer of 1914, diplomacy failed
North Bay soldier’s name adorns Menin gate in Belgium At 8 p.m. every evening throughout the year, four buglers from the local fire brigade march into the centre of the roadway under the Menin gate in the town of Ypres, Belgium.
More than 20 years ago, I made my first visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Since then I have returned nearly every year, leading groups of adults and students hoping to give them the same sense of honour and