Monthly Archives: November 2012

“One of the gre…

“One of the great plagues of travel is the preposterous quantity of luggage which women, as a rule, insist upon taking with them. They pack up for the trip everything that they think is likely to prove useful; and as … Continue reading

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A soldier’s day : The way army bugle calls sound to the boys – A Musical Parody, c.1918 We’ve likely all heard “Reveille” at least once in our lives. This recording, c. 1918,  takes a different view of the songs … Continue reading

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The Statues of Vimy: at the Ridge and in the Museum

I have been oddly silent for the past few weeks, as most grad students tend to be at this time of year. I have been buried beneath a pile of books, peering at microfilm, or lugging texts about. Occasionally I … Continue reading

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“There was considerable difficulty, because of the swaying of the ship and also because it was my first appendectomy. In fact, it was my first operation on a human being . . . . In spite of all this, the … Continue reading

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First Day on the Job as a Research Assistant

So in addition to my full-time life as a first year MA student, as well as the teaching assistant position which is a part of my funding, I have also taken on a part-time job as a research assistant for … Continue reading

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What is it about 1936?

The year 1936 just keeps popping up in my research in the most unexpected of places. While researching the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in 1914, I have run across numerous references to the successor of her sister ship, the Empress of … Continue reading

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