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About WW1monuments/Canada

Born in Toronto Canada, Richard is a graduate of Fine Arts from York University. He is currently completing a photo book that documents the most significant World War 1 monuments and memorial sites in Canada. The book is to be published in 2014.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: 100 years ago. April 9,1917

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Remembrance Day 2016

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Young Soldier’s Letters Provides Personal View of Western Front a Century Ago

By Robert Konduros In the 1980s a treasure chest of papers and photos was purchased at a house auction in Cambridge containing the letters of a young soldier who was born and educated in Galt and who fought in World … Continue reading

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Statue to General Sir Arthur Currie Unveiled at Home Town Museum

Photo: Richard Parrish Article source: Museum Strathroy-Caradoc. August, 2014. On Monday, August 4, 2014 the community unveiled a life-size bronze statue of Strathroy native General Sir Arthur Currie, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial … Continue reading

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New Monument: John McCrae

 Photo Robert Konduros Article source-CBC News-Kitchener-Waterloo. June 26 2015. Hundreds assembled outside the Guelph Civic Museum on Thursday to watch as Governor General David Johnston and Mayor Cam Guthrie unveiled a new bronze statue of Lt. Col. John McCrae commemorating the 100th … Continue reading

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100 years ago:Remembering the Events From 1915

With Remembrance Day close at hand, it is important to recall the important events of 1915 that were significant in changing the coarse of the war in Europe and-in some cases- the nature of modern warfare.And even though both sides … Continue reading

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To celebrate the 100th Annivesary of John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields, a very special performance sent to us from the UK

In Flanders Fields was first published on this day 100 years ago. MAY 3rd 1915

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Dr. Robert Shipley and the Importance of WWI Monuments in Canada

In his article published in the Ayr News ( Ontario) on February 18, author and professor at the University of Waterloo School of Planning, Robert Shipley, discussed the importance of the many WWI monuments and cenotaphs that are spread all … Continue reading

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Monument of the Week: The National Memorial, Ottawa

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Lest We Forget WWI 1914-2014 Centenary Day of Remembrance

This has been a long awaited remembrance day for Rob and myself. It has been three years travelling, photographing and editing material on Canadian WWI monuments to put together a book that would honour these special works of art and … Continue reading

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