Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Friday, October 14, 2011

For Sepia Saturday, October 15, 2011

 Since this week's theme is soldiers and eating, I thought I would submit this picture of Arthur Godin, a former neighbor of mine.  It was taken during the liberation of Holland in April, 1945.  Although Arthur was a cook in the army, he was also a good shot.  When Arthur died, a neighbor googled his name / sniper and this picture showed up among others.  The family used it for the program cover.  For other interesting photos and themes, go to:

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12 comments:

  1. It is rather surprising to see a cook as a sniper.

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  2. A man of many talents obviously. Interesting that the family chose this shot to memorialise him. I suppose an army cookpot wouldn’t bring the same cachet.

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  3. My mother told me of the arrival of the Canadians in planes over Amsterdam during the liberation, and how everyone sang "Canada O Canada."

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  4. What An Amazing Photograph! My Dad Fought In The Battle of Arnhem ,So It Has a special Interest.Thank You.

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  5. The telescopic sight shows he means business. Not bad for a cook - great photo or should I say shot in this case.

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  6. I'm struck by the destruction all around him and his apparent calm in the face of it all. Excellent tribute.

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  7. That was an amazing photo. My father-in-law was a cook in WWI and served in Germany but we don't have any photos.
    QMM

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  8. That's quite a photograph. A brave man, indeed.

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  9. There is a novel on this very subject, but I can't recall the name as I've only read a review. But the principal character is a mild-mannered man from the mid-west who served as a sniper during the war - on the German side if I remember correctly. Undoubtedly this man also found it a changing experience.

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  10. There is something very stark about this picture. The contrast between the ordinary room against the destruction and the sniper make it very dramatic.

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  11. A former English neighbor of mine used to be in the British army and fight for the liberation of Holland as well.

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  12. He Is My Grand - Father He Is Sadly Dead. He Died In 2007. Hes One Of My Biggest Inspirations! I Want To Be A Veteran Like Him Someday

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