Friday, 1 July 2016


100 Years ago today, the Newfoundland Regiment suffered terrible casualties at Beaumont Hamel, in that utter failure of diplomacy that was the first World War.

Canada Day can be celebrated twice next year when we are 150, but today?  Today I reserve for the Boys in Blue, the Newfoundland Puttees, who stepped up over the lip of the trench because that is what they were asked to do. 

Link to the Heritage page

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