Volume 2 Number 4

From the Editor

In remembrance.

This Remembrance Day is probably the last occasion to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Titles have been published to mark that anniversary for some time -- starting long before the electronic CM got up and running -- and they're still coming out. So there'll be more reviews treating the subject appearing in the magazine for a while yet.

This issue contains some Remembrance Day content -- a feature on a special touring exhibit; a review of a new book about the writing of the classic poem In Flander's Fields; a modest index of the titles we've reviewed that touch on the Great Wars and Canada's role in them. And there are also reviews of two titles -- Night Voyagers and War, that are about the violence and terror that remain to trouble those growing up today.

But while I wrote a piece in this space for Halloween, there's no Remembrance Day editorial. A long time ago I was a pretty good history student, but the two World Wars we remember tomorrow, wars that ushered our country into this prosperous modern world on the arms of limitless tragedy, are beyond the scope of two hundred words in CM, or my understanding.


Poppy day poster from the 1920's

But I offer as an epigraph the `moral of the work' from Winston Churchill's The Second World War:
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, goodwill.
As always, if you have comments or suggestions on anything published in CM, send e mail to the address beneath my name.

-- Duncan Thornton, Editor

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