Thursday, June 13, 2013

We Inheritors of Sublime Tradition

Do not be distractacted by the opening of Dan Hannan's brilliant speech in Canada being in french, what then follows is superb:

My paternal grandfather left Clapham in London before 1914 to be a cowboy in Alberta Canada, then enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, to fight the Kaiser and all that man represented for Germany and the resultant misery which was thereafter inlicted upon Europe. I guess I was born English, rather than Canadian, as a result, although as Mr Hannan makes plain, that matters not one jot!

Canada's Answer (Norman Wilinson)

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