Category Archives: War and Remembrance

Price II

In relation to an article concerning the history of the “Price of Peace” monument in Ortona, Italy, a couple of pictures and commentary were forwarded to me, as here: The Price of Peace was Bob Surette’s first and only public … Continue reading

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Lasting image: “The Price of Peace”, by Canadian artist Robert Surette, in Ortona, Italy. Donated labour; material provided by artist Bruce Garner. What is not as readily remembered is that the monument came from funds donated by Canadians, directly and … Continue reading

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Ortona 1943, 1998: Terry F. Rowe

Reading a major CBC news story on the Ortona Christmas reconciliation dinner, 1998, published January, 1999, uncredited, as “Return to Ortona: A Battlefield Redemption“. Fifty-five years after there was a brief respite from the fighting, to celebrate Christmas amidst bloodshed, … Continue reading

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Move on, away

From Rumours of Glory (2014), by Bruce Cockburn and journalist Greg King: Flying in a small aircraft over Cambodia, we saw a landscape made of bomb craters, albeit softened with the green of thriving vegetation, that pocked vast tracts of … Continue reading

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No sacred

Line from House of Cards. Where Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, as the Vice-President, meets clandestinely with a Chinese businessman at the spot where Underwood’s ancestor was killed, fighting for the Confederate cause. Contempt in disagreement: There is no sacred ground … Continue reading

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So you get this whisper. Maybe don’t do that. Maybe think about this. None of this dictate or you burn. Sometimes circumstance presents blockage and you can wonder. Taken out of one’s hands, though not as frequently as one might … Continue reading

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Watching Remembrance Day service and the religious leaders so prominent. Somehow victory being divinely associated. Had to turn it off. Not the first year. All this alleged guidance to

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