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  • winston adams
    July 09, 2013 - 18:52

    Mr Crosbie, this is a great piece, and I expected to see a lot of comment here. We just passed the July 1 Memorial Day. To acknowledge that the stupidity of Haig, helped assist the slaughter of our young men in 1916 is a truth too few know. Haig has too long been honoured here. Your friend, Haig Young, former MHA is named in honour of General Haig. John Young , his father, from Upper island Cove, was in the Navy in the WW1. If John Young had known the facts stated in your piece, his son would likely have a different name. We are approaching the 100 year of 1916, and perhaps you will stimulate a reassessment of those events and the slaughter. I look forward to your next piece. But the silence on your piece.... perhaps it is easier to believe General Haig was a great man, who deserves honour here.