A war story told in flowers and scents

From the Legion Magazine.


Poppy print items
The Prince
War flowers
War flowers letter and heather
War flowers sculpture

WAR Flowers

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

As he crossed the battlefields of France in 1915 and 1916, George Stephen Cantlie, a colonel in the 42nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, picked flowers and sent them with simple notes to his baby daughter Celia in Montreal.

Almost a century later, those handwritten letters and flowers emerged in a red satin-covered box still in their original envelopes, and now form the basis of a unique touring exhibition, which opened last week at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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Buried alive at the Somme

Buried alive at the Somme

By Claudia Berry

Private Ainger Roger Berry enlisted at the age of 36. Within two years,
he faced debilitating shell shock and a lifetime of uncertainty.

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Invictus Games
CF-18 hornets

OCTOBER 25, 1982

The first CF-18s are delivered in a ceremony in Ottawa.

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Vimy Ridge Poster
Arbor Alliances

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