Update And More Feedback On ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten’

July 28, 2022. We very much appreciate the feedback from ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten.  We love seeing the photos that you send, and where possible, having the opportunity to meet you.

…Legal deposit of book to Library and Archives Canada made in person…

To fulfill the Legal Deposit requirements, we personally delivered a copy of the book at the Library and Archives Canada facility in Gatineau, Quebec.  Gatineau is near Ottawa, Ontario, where we were in May. Delivering the book in person gave us a chance to revisit places we hadn’t seen since we moved from Ottawa to Prince Edward Island.


Mélanie Legault (left) accepts book from Daria on behalf of Library and Archives Canada Legal Deposit.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

…Some additional feedback we’ve received….

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Phillip Shovk with his copy of the book.  (Photo courtesy of P. Shovk)

Phillip Shovk wrote us to say I’ve finally finished your book and I must say that I enjoyed it very much! I like the way it touched on many themes – the courage of the soldiers, the tragedy and futility of war, the respect that the liberated show to the liberators and, of course, the respect that you’ve shown to these young men and the pride you must feel for them as your compatriots! It also reads as a travelogue which makes it lots of fun – maps, getting around, different cultures and of course food! So well done and best wishes to you both …

Marie Sever wrote us that: “…I am enjoying reading your book.  You and Pieter certainly had some adventures and incidents on the way.  I particularly love the ‘Fresh’ eggs incident.  I would have been confused too.  I love the flags you put on the graves you found.  A thoughtful gesture and touching for other visitors passing by or looking for that particular grave.  The photos are wonderful….

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Glynne Squires with her book.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

….An interview in the North Bay Nugget….

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PJ Wilson (left) with Pieter at the North Bay Public Library in North Bay, Ontario.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

When we were in North Bay, Ontario, we were interviewed by Peter J. Wilson of the North Bay Nugget, about Pieter’s research into soldiers buried in The Netherlands.  The article Couple devoted to telling fallen soldiers’ stories | North Bay Nugget ran in the online version on May 19, 2022 and in the print version on May 20, 2022.  See https://www.nugget.ca/news/couple-devoted-to-telling-fallen-soldiers-stories

Thank you to Marie Sever, Phillip Shovk, and Glynne Squires for taking the time to send in comments and photos about the book. Photos or information to share? Email Pieter at memorialtrail@gmail.com, comment on the blog, or tweet to @researchmemori1.

…..Upcoming Author Talk….

CIMG5728 Jul 27 2022 Photo op at Victoria Playhouse Daria

Daria outside the Victoria Playhouse where she will give an Author Talk on August 11, 2022. (Photo credit: Pieter Valkenburg)

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 – Victoria-By-The-Sea, Prince Edward Island, part of the ‘Our Island Talks’ series, and hosted by Victoria Playhouse and Victoria Historical Association. Time: 2:00 pm.

…Want to follow our research?….

If you are reading this posting, but aren’t following the blog, you are welcome to do so.  See https://onthewarmemorialtrail.com/ or email me at dariadv@yahoo.ca and ask for an invitation to the blog.

Front cover OnTheWarMememorialTrailinEuropeDaria’s book ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten‘ is now available in print and e-book formats.  For more information see https://nosoldierforgotten.com/

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