100 Years Past: The “Fighting” 18th Battalion Lives!

18th Battalion Facebook member, Ed Wilson, forwarded these three photographs of re-enactors dressed as 18th Battalion soldiers visiting the Vimy Ridge battlefield. Specifically, the photographs of the soldier standing in the field is located in the approximate location of the 18th Battalion’s position before the attack on their objectives at Vimy Ridge on April 9,…

Monument Men: A Book Review

This is a beautiful book. Rich, well composed photography and with a minimum of commentary (which allows one to appreciate the photographs) make the book World War 1: A Monumental History by Robert Konduros and Richard Parrish (the Monument Men of the blog title) a necessary inclusion into anyone who has an interest or passion…

The Spirit Shown By All Ranks Was of the Highest Order

18th Battalion War Diary November 1918 Appendix 9 Narrative of Action for November 8/9 1918 Map Ref. Sheet 45 1/40,000 The night of 8th November 1918 the Battalion was billeted in ELOUGES (T/10) in close support to the 5th [Canadian] Infantry Brigade. On the 9th at dawn the 4th [Canadian] Infantry Brigade were ordered to…