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Canadian ‘Remembrance Day’ Poppies …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ British Commonwealth troops WW I … — July 10, 2013.
2/ British WW I recruitment efforts … July 10, 2013.
3/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
4/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

These are items kindly sent to me by Nancy, which I received on Monday.

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This is a part of my desk. I happen to have a “Lion’s Club” lion (that I picked up at a yard sale) on my desk since the lion is the symbol of my race — and my mother’s maiden name actually means ‘good lion’. I think you all know that the Ceylon/Sri Lanka flag as a rampant, sword wielding lion on it. There have never been lions in Ceylon! This lion symbolism relates to where we came from … central Asia. The other artifact, ‘glued’ to the bottom of my right-hand monitor is a commemorative medal depicting an ancient Ceylonese ‘moonstone’ used as a step.


A clipping of a recruitment poster that was included with the poppies.


British Commonwealth Troops & Uniforms From World War I — Including The Indians & Gurkhas.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ British WW I recruitment efforts …
>>July 10, 2013.

2/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
3/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
++++ Search for ‘Poppy’ using sidebar SEARCH >>>>


Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


I am a bit offended by this. Where are the Indians? 

What about the Gurkhas? 200,000 served, bravely, in WW I and nobody, but nobody will question the commitment of these soldiers.

In the recruitment call they don’t mention South Africa. But in this ‘uniform’ poster (sent to me by Nancy), the white South Africans are included. But, this was very much the case at the time.




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British Recruitment Efforts From The Commonwealth For World War I.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
++++ Search for ‘Poppy’ using sidebar SEARCH >>>>


Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.

This post, as with other recent related posts, at the behest of  ‘Nancy’,
the lady from Ontario Canada who sent me the original, side on, picture of the ‘Poppy Plaque’ in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Strange that South Africa is not included, especially none of the 4 countries mentioned had any 4-legged lions (by then)!