KNOW THEN THYSELF, PRESUME NOT GOD TO SCAN. THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND IS MAN. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Saturday, 17 November 2007
The Monument at Vimy Ridge
Nothing can be more appropriate to add here than the magnificent monument to the achievement of Canada's volunteer soldiers of World War I. Dedicated in 1936, it's a symbol of bravery and of that rare thing, advanced military thinking outside the box, which led to a decisive victory. Afterwards, it is said, German soldiers were afraid of no one but Canadians.