Coxyde Military Cemetery, 29th August 2014


This one’s for you, John. Continue reading

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One in a Million

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Edward Hughes, circa 1900.  One in a million. Continue reading

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The Fovant Badges


Carnage on the roads last weekend necessitated a lengthy diversion which took me past the famous Fovant Badges, so I could hardly pass up the opportunity to take a couple of photos. Continue reading

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Six Months Update


Those of you who have been paying attention will be aware of a slight altercation that occurred at the end of last year between me and the river that runs not so far from my front door.  You will also recall that I lost.  Heavily.  Well here we are, six months down the line, and this, my friends, is the current state of affairs: Continue reading

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The Business of War

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An old, tattered, yet rather unusual photograph I was given just today. Continue reading

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R. E. Farm Cemetery


I considered including this little cemetery in the series of posts that made up the Tour of the Messines Ridge that you will find elsewhere on this site, as just half a mile up the road towards Wyschaete (Wijtschate) are the Kruisstraat Craters that we visited during that tour, and a little further on we would come to the Pool of Peace at Spanbroekmolen, but I decided against it, the burials here having little connection with the Battle of Messines, only a handful being made after April 1916. Continue reading

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Not Flanders Fields…

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You are witnessing a rare occurrence on this site.  The memorial you see perched atop the hill in this photograph has nothing whatsoever to do with the Great War… Continue reading

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