Apr 10 2015
On the very morning that I was to present my book, Lexi and Marie Curie Saving Lives in World War I to some grade 5 and 6 students at an elementary school in North Vancouver, I found an article in my morning newspaper about Vimy Ridge – the major battle Canadians soldiers fought in during World War I. The photo of Canadian soldiers tending their puny little guns in their foxholes amid the landscape of rocks and mud said more than the many words that I used about that hideous war. One elementary school student said that his great-grandfather had been a soldier in WWI. Another student asked where I had found the clipping. I told him from the Province newspaper, April 8, 2015 edition. He looked almost blank at the information. I wonder if young students today know what newspapers are?