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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:10 pm
 


https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/ca ... r-heard-of


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:25 am
 


llama66 wrote:
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-at-its-deadliest-the-epic-war-winning-battle-youve-never-heard-of


Our real participation and victories in both wars have been intentionally stifled for decades. :|


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:40 am
 


Giant 150ft chalk map of Australia cut into a Wiltshire hillside by homesick WWI soldiers is painstakingly restored

Incredible badge was done by homesick soldiers from Australian Imperial Force
Over the years the 150ft wide map became overgrown and was disappearing
100 years later, it has been restored to its former glory by a team of volunteers




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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:05 am
 


llama66 wrote:
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Canadian soldiers were so fanatically committed to killing Germans that it often creeped out their fellow Allies.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:25 am
 


In our defense, when we commit to a goal, we REALLY go that extra mile.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:30 am
 


"There is no such thing as too much overkill."


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:35 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
"There is no such thing as too much overkill."

Nope, especially when you hate your enemy with every fiber of your being like we hated the Germans.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:20 pm
 


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It may not be as extravagant as the displays in the UK, but a church in Calgary has gone the extra mile and displayed 7,000+ hand-knitted poppies on it:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.4881267


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:46 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
"There is no such thing as too much overkill."


There is no kill like overkill.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:49 pm
 


I like how Canada was like, no, the Huns get no reprieve from our cull. (Talking about the Christmas Truce other, weaker nations had with the Germans)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:52 pm
 


You guys are bringing back old memories... 8O

Alone between the sheets
Only brings exasperation
It's time to walk the streets
Smell the desperation

At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nullifies the night
From overkill


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:57 pm
 


bootlegga wrote:
It may not be as extravagant as the displays in the UK, but a church in Calgary has gone the extra mile and displayed 7,000+ hand-knitted poppies on it:


It looks great.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:02 pm
 


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -Park.html

Ummm, I don't know what to say.

It is 'only' the missing at the Somme.


72,396


One guy worked for 5 years, 18 hours a day, to make these.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:06 pm
 


This is what 72,396 of them look like, all together.

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Humbling.

And troubling.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 pm
 


Wow certainly puts things into perspective


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