Paris vs. “Paris”

3 05 2011

It struck me that I can now compare and contrast Paris vs “Paris”

The REAL thing:

Paris France EiffelTower Eiffel

Then the Vegas version:

City of Lights

I think I prefer the real thing :)  Vive La France!





Dieppe – A Canadian Tragedy

11 11 2010
Dieppe was a horrendous loss of Canadian lives.
From http://www.rpi.edu/~fiscap/history_files/dieppe.htm

Quote:
Operation Jubilee ended with drastic results: the allies counted 1,380 dead (913 Canadians), 1,600 wounded and over 2,000 taken prisoner. The air battle was just as devastating. The Royal Air Force lost 107 aircraft; more than any other one day battle that Britain was involved in. In contrast, the Germans only lost about forty aircraft. In the area of Dieppe, among the civilians, the count was 48 dead and 100 wounded. The Germans had 345 dead or missing and 268 wounded. Thus, in less than ten hours’ battle, almost 1,800 people lost their lives, which shows clearly the murderous intensity of the Battle of Dieppe.

Here are a few photos of Dieppe as it stands today with many Canadian memorials and its imposing cliffs.

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Head to Head by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Killing Fields by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Les Fusiliers Mont Royal by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Rows upon Rows by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

More can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…7625237905365/

May we never forget the horrors of war!





At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning…

10 11 2010

We Shall Remember Them!

War is not glory. War means dying in some field or valley or on some ridge, often alone, wishing you had never come. War is horrifying and sad.

The people that fight the wars for our governments, so that we don’t have to, are brave and courageous.

We SHALL REMEMBER THEM!


American Cemetery at Normandie by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


The Unknown German Soldier by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Words of Valour by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Omaha Beach by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Too Many Graves by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

More in the whole set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…7625352684670/








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