Toronto. The Globe and Mail on Friday the 10th featured this wonderful portrait of WW2 photographer Jack Ford taken in colour by Fred Lum. In the centre of section A, on crisp clay paper, are examples of Jack Ford’s work in WW2 including this sombre shot of a street in France late in the war.
In keeping with the Great War, we remember an event that took place a century ago – the infamous Passchendaele battle in Belgium. When I was a kid in high school, the second world war had barely ended a few years earlier and we looked to the great war each November 11th. I can still remember the Vimy Ridge memorial in the main hall of my school.
It is fitting that the Globe features 95 year old Jack Ford in memory of the veterans of these two significant world wars.
I hope you all took time for a minute of silence today at 11 am in memory of those who fought to keep Canada and its citizens safe.