Passchendaele; slaughter in the mud.
For King and Empire,the landmark documentary series, chronicling Canadians in the Great War.
By Norm Christie & Peter Williamson



Posted by Flowers of the Forest - The Pride of Our Land

I am a retired Math Professor and now a budding author. Who would have thought? I was born in Toronto and grew up in a family of 5 boys and 1 girl. I went to Winchester Street Public School up to grade 8 and then attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute, up to grade 13. After high school I attended the University of Toronto and graduated with 2 degrees (BA honours and BEd). Following was a career in teaching, including 34 years at Humber College in Toronto, teaching Mathematics and Statistics. I managed to coauthor one textbook, an introductory Stats book. I am married to the beautiful Beth and have a great loving son named Jonathan McLaren Law. Oh yes, I am a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan. I lived happily in Bolton in beautiful Caledon ON for 31 years, and I am now living in Burlington ON and loving it too. The book is available on, Chapters - Indigo and Barnes & Noble.

One Comment

  1. Another excellent documentary in the King & Empire series. We stayed at Varlet Farm near Poelkapelle for a couple of days and walked up to Passchendaele Ridge from there plus visited the local cemetery. I can attest to the fact that there are still numerous military ordnance discovered daily all around the area, left by the farmers on the field corners for pickup by the Belgian army disposal unit as noted in the film. It’s about as common place for them as urban folks putting out their trash for collection.

    It was good to get a better understanding of this battle, where my great uncle Sgt. William Little reg #192909 was KIA Nov 8,1917 while serving with the 15th b’tn. We were able to visit his gravesite at the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery just north of Ypres. There were so many others killed in this and other battles who were never identified. If you take a Flanders war tour, be sure to include the Menin Gate ceremony in Ypres on your agenda, held every evening without fail.

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