8th May 1915 (Saturday)

BORN  TODAY in battle:  on the Bellewaerde Ridge, near Ypres in Belgium, nine months after  conception in the first days of the war – Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.



At the Battle of Frezenberg, one act of the month-long drama known as the Second Battle of Ypres, the Patricias are “holding up the whole damn line”.




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