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A Captured Trench

My family seemed to know that they were a part of history; not that they were notables  or history makers for anyone other than their own loving family, but a disproportionate amount of them (women included) seemed to have a … Continue reading

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Bombarded Hospital in Estaples: World War One

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German Submarine: World War One

In the peace negotiations that ended World War One Germany’s Imperial navy was  surrendered to the Allies. In the morning of April 15, 1919 this German submarine SM U  118 was on its way to Scapa Flow when it broke … Continue reading

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(1917) A Letter Home…

A letter home; grandfather to his mother in Merrickville, Ontario.  The journal says that they traveled to England in 1916.  She and her daughter (Beatrice) must have gone home at some point. Leaving grandfather to remain in England. He must … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Grandfather’s Journal

One day a wireless was received that a ship was sinking a short distance away.  She had been hit by two torpedoes and was sinking rapidly  but two destroyers were hurrying to the rescue.  We were all ordered to carry … Continue reading

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