Image: “Hill 70”, 1917, A.S. English Fonds, Collections CCGW/CCGG.
The quote in the title comes from a poem written by Alexander Sinclair, a Driver with the Canadian Field Artillery. Sinclair fought at Passchendaele with the Canadian Corps in November 1917, when the battle was winding down. But Passchendaele, a gigantic battle with hundreds of thousands of casualties, began much earlier than the official Canadian centenary. Next week, the centenary of the beginning of the battle will be celebrated on 31 July. Continue reading ““On Roads Muddy and Gray”: The Passchendaele Centenary”