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And then there were all the 19070-71 draft defiers who came to Canada.
A different kind of death, and resurrection.
"that corps you planted in your gaurden"

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Meyer Robert K GS-09 99 CES/CECT wrote:

>Many.  The most poignant were the other handicapped college students in the early 1980s.  While the able-bodied were on their orgy of tax cuts and spending cuts; my friends were quietly dying out, one by one.  I understand Eliot's sense of survivor-guilt very well.
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>Robert Meyer
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jacek Niecko
>Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 7:18 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: To Jean Verdenal
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>This is moving.
>
>A thought occurs:  don't we all (and I mean both genders) have a 
>"Jean Verdenal" as part of our lives somewhere?
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>Jacek
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 9:16 PM
>Subject: To Jean Verdenal
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>>Jean Verdenal (11 May 1890 - 2 May 1915) died 90 years ago a few 
>>days short of his 25th birthday during the infamous Gallipoli 
>>Campaign of World War I.  His friend T. S. Eliot dedicated his 
>>first volume of poetry, "Prufrock and other Observations," to him:
>>  To Jean Verdenal
>>     1889-1915
>>
>>"mort aux Dardanelles" was added in 1925 but Verdenal's year of 
>>birth was not corrected.
>>
>>
>>T.S. Eliot and Jean Verdenal
>>  My informational page on Verdenal 
>>http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/tseliot/people/verdenal.html
>>
>>
>>Jean Verdenal: T.S. Eliot's French Friend
>>  Article by Claudio Perinot
>>  Based on information supplied by Jean Verdenal's nephew 
>>http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/tseliot/people/verdenal2.html
>>
>>
>>Battle of Gallipoli
>>  In Turkey the campaign is known as the Çanakkale SavaSlari.
>>  In Britain it is called the Dardanelles Campaign and in
>>  Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland it is known simply
>>  as Gallipoli. 
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gallipoli
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>>
>>First Battle of Krithia
>>  Likely where and when Verdenal died.  A couple of articles: 
>>http://www.1914-1918.net/bat34.htm
>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Krithia
>>
>>In the end, the French "suffered over 2,000 casualties". In
>>fact, French grave-diggers could not bury all those who had
>>fallen: "The French, finding the ground too hard, or perhaps
>>the task too great, slung some bodies over the cliffs into
>>the swift-flowing Dardanelles".
>>                  Donald Childs, "Stetson in The Waste Land"
>>                  Essays in Criticism, (April 1988)
>>
>>
>>Regards,
>>  Rick Parker
>>    
>>
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