Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge 100

One of the most terrifying experiences of my life occurred at Vimy Ridge, about 50 years after the famous First World War battle was over. After fudging my application to say I could actually speak French, I had the profound privilege of scoring a summer job as a tour guide with the Commonwealth War Graves […]

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Lest We Forget

Many years ago, when the world was very young, I spent part of a summer working for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, as a tour guide at Vimy Ridge. Every morning I would walk to work along quiet country lanes, past farmers fields where the outlines of the old trenches could still clearly be discerned, often […]

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