Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

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Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Armistice Day, 1918

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Armistice Day, 1918 at the Corner of Bay and King in the City of Toronto.
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3 comments:

Nuno Castelo-Branco said...

The greatest disaster for the entire Europe. Germany should be treated just like France was after 1815. Austria-Hungary should not be destroyed, opening the way for new imperialism in the era. The republic in Germany, opened also the Brandenburg gate to Adolph Hitler.

Anonymous said...

Great photo! Our country's changed so much since then. Can't be helped I guess. I don't know if we'll ever see times of national and international crisis like that again. If we do, I pray we can pull together to get through it.

Younghusband said...

I spent this past summer cycling around the Ypres salient and Somme taking photos for my classes and signing the registries in over 200 CWGCs. To visit these areas and see how time remembers the conflict is deeply humbling. If you're interested I've started a website on blogger of these sites but given my increased workload have not properly added expository to the entries.