Pondering Flanders at the Cenotaph – Postcard #43

Finding Victory Square in post-ceremony calm, Dave settles onto a bench for lost sailors with some bagpipers to chat about John Macrae’s “Flander’s Field” poem and mull the tension between remembering noble effort and embracing jingoistic behaviour. This conundrum is evident in snippets of an essay by Stephen Osborne – The Poem and the Poppy – which relates the amazing grace of drinking gin with Gramps who was there – ‘in the void.’

Take a seat for: Pondering Flanders at the Cenotaph – Postcard#43 (.mp3, 16:14, 19MB)

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Victory Square Vancouver Cenotaph
Victory Square Cenotaph (and Helmet), Vancouver 
Flanders Fields, First World War (via The Tyee)
Flanders Fields, First World War (via The Tyee)

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Victory Square Vancouver Cenotaph
Victory Square Cenotaph, Vancouver 

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