Author Archives: Magicfingers

Ardleigh War Memorial & St. Mary’s Church

Ada, Pamela & Rosemary.  There was a four-part series on the telly last year that traced the history and impact of four individual bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe – one wonders whether one could similarly trace the V-1 that demolished … Continue reading

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German Military Cemeteries in France & Belgium

I don’t know about you, but I find delving into all things German on the Western Front pretty tricky at times.  There’s the obvious language problem, of course, but I get by, and yet sometimes it’s the stuff that should … Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Two – A Return to Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm)

It’s only a little place, Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm), but it will forever be dear to my heart.  And I suppose, for personal reasons, this is up there with the most important of the close-on nine hundred posts that … Continue reading

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Great Bromley War Memorial

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part One: Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension

Okay, I’ve been intimating for some time now that we will be off on a new tour soon, so let’s bite the bullet and get started.  We begin with another visit to the cemetery at Erquinghem-Lys, just a mile south … Continue reading

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Westminster Abbey – The Cloisters

A stroll around the cloisters at Westminster Abbey reveals a number of war memorials and commemorations to the victims of conflict. Beginning with these three superbly cast bronze figures commemorating the officers and men of the Submarine Service of the … Continue reading

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Berwick Barracks – King’s Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum

The entrance to Berwick Barracks, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

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