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I’m looking forward to seeing this display. I too have a collection of letters sent home to my Mom and Granny by my late uncle. They are quite remarkable. Tiny wildflowers, pressed within letters sent home to calm his families fears. One of these letters contains a small envelope. Within the envelope a piece of shrapnel the size of a raisin and a note saying “here’s a little piece of Germany that was in my knee. Silly isn’t it”. He fails to mention that the tank battle that left him wounded spared him the deadly fate the befell several of the other members of his tank crew. My uncle was a fine man with a great sense of humour and very honest, if un-glorified opinion of what it meant to go to war at twenty years of age. He fought in France and Belgium with the Governor General’s Foot Guard and buried many of his friends in places like Caen and Falaise.