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Forum topic by Zuki posted 07-01-2008 12:14 PM 785 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zuki

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07-01-2008 12:14 PM

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Happy Canada Day fellow Canucks.

Its also rememberance day in in NL of the Battle Beaumont-Hamel.

On July 1, in broad daylight, one hundred thousand men climbed out of their trenches and advanced shoulder to shoulder across the crater-torn waste of No Man’s Land. At Beaumont Hamel, the Newfoundland Regiment was virtually annihilated. In less than half an hour, as they advanced into point-blank fire, the Islanders were cut down. Of the 801 men who went into the battle only sixty-eight unwounded men answered the roll call the next day.

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=feature/BH2001

Its a little odd celebrating and remembering at the sane time.

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#1 posted 07-01-2008 01:06 PM

Happy Canada Day from a fellow canuck down under. The day has come and gone already here ( it was a nice day btw) but you lucky Canadians living in Canada get to do it all over again today.

Hats off to the men at the Battle Beaumont-Hamel. The Great War was anything but great.

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matter

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#2 posted 07-01-2008 01:15 PM

Happy Canada Day!

Sit down, have a beer, and remember the people who have assured our freedom.

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#3 posted 07-01-2008 01:23 PM

Happy Canada day to my friends up north. Everyday is Canada for me (I am married a gal from Windsor, ON). ;-)
Toolz in Ohio

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#4 posted 07-01-2008 03:07 PM

Happy Canada Day! eh!

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#5 posted 07-01-2008 04:52 PM

Canada has a day? Wow, what will they think of next? Well, Happy Canada Day to one and all, particularly those that are of the Canadian persuasion.

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