JUNE 6th, 2016

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D-Day Speech by Charles N. Ross To celebrate the Anniversary of D Day and the Normandy Invasion, I have posted a video excerpt of an interview with retired Sgt. Chuck Ross, former Combat Cameraman of the Canadian Army Film Unit, reading from his speech that he shared on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of D-Day, at the Edmonton Legislature in June 2005: Below is the transcript from the speech; “As dawn broke over the Normandy shore, the greatest combined operations the world had ever seen had begun. It was June the 6th, 1944. D-Day. The Air Force had already attacked forward and rear bridges and strong points all along…

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Inspired by the CFPU by Josha Sietsma

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Illustration by Jedi Noordegraaf

I was asked to write how Holland’s first baseball scorebook happened to have a cover-illustration inspired by Charles H. Richer (CFPU). In the summer of 2015, before becoming a teacher fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), I hosted a screening on the work and life of Annemie Wolff. She and her husband were photographers during the WWII and moved to Amsterdam prior to its commence. The amazing stills by this couple and my summer at the USHMM inspired my thoughts on photographers in wartime. Being raised in Hamilton (ON), a fervent Canadian Historical review reader and with love for baseball I started searching the archives for the…

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