Category Archives: War and Remembrance

Blessed de Guerre II

In relation to “Blessed de Guerre”, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: When I was a kid in school, we were still remembering WW1 as “the war to end all wars”, notwithstanding that WW2 and Korea had already occurred by … Continue reading

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Blessed de Guerre

How religion, plus politics, play such roles in Remembrance Day services. How the politicians send those off to war, to sacrifice in furtherance of wisdom or Where the religious leaders line up to somehow be some missive of allegedly Divine … Continue reading

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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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Price

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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