Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Past and Present: A Nod Back at Remembrance Day

I didn't have time to post these two pictures, but I used them on the cover of the Remembrance Day program that I produced for use here at CFB Suffield. I came across them while trolling online for resources, and was taken by the fact that these two pictures, almost a century apart, capture the universal nature of soldiering. Note the almost identical walls of sandbags. Side by side, they made an effective cover page for the bulletin. MP+

Can't remember where I found the photo above of Canadian troops in a trench in the First World War, probably from the Canadian War Museum website.

Photo taken Nov 8, 2006, by John D. McHugh Caption from his website: "Soldiers from 8 Platoon, Charles Company, The Royal Canadian Regiment, enjoy fresh food at their fortified position in a volatile area in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province. It was their first fresh food since 19 October."

1 comment:

Dim Lamp said...

Very interesting blog. Thanks Padre Mike for visiting mine, and making a comment. I have added a link to your blog on mine.

Dim Lamp

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