Memorial marks bravery of Second World War Canadian pilots

A memorial has been unveiled at the site where a Vickers Wellington bomber crashed 67 years ago killing all five Canadian aircrew.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/britainatwar/8527831/Memorial-marks-bravery-of-Second-World-War-Canadian-pilots.html


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One response to “Memorial marks bravery of Second World War Canadian pilots

  • Amy Scott

    I love this article. It makes me all warm inside when I think of Britain acknowledging the sacrifices of Canadians in the wars. I may be thinking of WW1 here, but I seem to remember the Canadians had a reputation of being particularly brave and resilient…didn’t they win battles that no one else could? I may be thinking of Vimy Ridge. The Vimy memorial is one of the most beautiful and haunting that I’ve ever seen. Of course, I haven’t been able to see it in person and I need to eventually. The memorial in this article seems modest but the feelings that inspired it are no less noble than the feelings that inspired the Vimy sculpture. How wonderful that the man that witnessed the crash never forgot it. Clearly he saw more than just a disaster. He saw a sacrifice. It is our duty to remember what we can and study what came before our time. That is why this blog is so important.

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