This portrait features a selection of the Canadian war memorials that I photographed in Europe in 1988 and 1989. The late George Hees when Minister of Veterans Affairs was kind enough to endorse my project and provide appropriate access. The book Silent Witnesses,1974, was an important guide to the memorials and the battles.
In WWI Canada was part of the British Empire, so our soldiers fought under the Union Jack. Their grave markers, however, were usually engraved with a maple leaf, making it relatively easy to find the Canadians amongst their British comrades.