April 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Michael was responding not to LHJ editorial material, but to a patriotic marketing full page full colour ad placed by Bauer & Black surgical supplies with several errors place in the US Thanksgiving issue.[ SEE your image of page]. She saw it the day after the False Armistice was announced in New York, and was taken by the American painting by Philip Lyford, doughboys rising to heaven, appropriately bandaged, interpreted as calling out to her personally to remember when lesser mortals – like their families – would forget. Compare to R W Liliard’s early 1918 much- republished ‘America’s Reply’. He speaks of fighting on, she of herself and openly repeats his final verse.One can wonder how Canadian subscribers to the LHJ reacted to the ad, this butchery of the ‘In Flanders Fields’ story from a country that had so recently abandoned neutrality to take up arms on our side…
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