Word Wednesday – An Act of Remembrance

The grounds at Vimy. The surrounding area is flat... the undulations were made by artillery on both sides.

Today I will stand at a cenotaph and speak at a Remembrance Day event. I will have the honour to shake hands with veterans who served this country in times of war and peace. Today I will cry for a friend who never made it home after serving his country, and for another who made… Continue reading Word Wednesday – An Act of Remembrance

Book Review – Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

I’m a historian, and as such, I’m generally leery of reading historical fiction set in the time period I studied – World War One.  Small inaccuracies can drive me crazy.  Especially ones that I consider to be lazy – when the author didn’t do his or her research and messed up dates or places. Or… Continue reading Book Review – Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson