Vimy Ridge Memorial, France.  A stunning and moving memorial to a significant Canadian military victory.

The Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge, France. A stunning and moving memorial to a significant Canadian military victory.

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First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.

Then and now... Saint-Lambert-sur-Dives, Normandy. August 18, 1944.

Then and now. Saint-Lambert-sur-Dives, August 1944 (© Normandy Then & Now), pin by Paolo Marzioli

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium   www.facebook.com/lovewish

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium The buglers are sometimes joined by visiting representatives from the armed forces and military bands, who turn the ceremony into a magnificent spectacle.

"In Flanders Fields" a war poem, written during the The Great War by Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May after his friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

A Dutch girl converses with the crew of a Sherman tank of the South Alberta Regiment in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands - 29 October 1944 Photo by H. Gordon Aikman

A Dutch girl converses with the crew of a Sherman tank of the South Alberta Regiment in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands - 29 October 1944 Photo by H.

WW2 Colourised Photos "Sergeant I.F.Chase cleaning his mess tin on a General Motors T17E1 Staghound armoured car of the South Alberta Regiment, 4th Canadian Division, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, 29 April 1945 "  (Lieut. Christopher J. Woods / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-144148)

“Sergeant I.Chase cleaning his mess tin on a General Motors Staghound armoured car of the South Alberta Regiment, Canadian Division, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, 29 April 1945 “

Augustus John OM, ‘A Canadian Soldier’ 1918. Don't forget, many soldiers are barely more than children.

Augustus John OM ‘A Canadian Soldier’, 1918 © The estate of Augustus John. All Rights Reserved 2014 / Bridgeman Images

A Canadian Infantry tank crew of the South Alberta Regiment, part of the 4th Canadian Division, chat with a local Dutch girl following the l...

A Dutch girl converses with the crew of a Sherman tank of the South Alberta Regiment in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands - 29 October 1944 Photo by H.

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