Author Archives: Magicfingers

Carrbridge Cemetery

And here it is.  Carrbridge Cemetery.  And look!  Another one. By which I mean another CWGC sign adorning a pair of cemetery gates, about which I waxed lyrical recently,… …within which a small, neatly enclosed, cemetery awaits. Private James John … Continue reading

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Carrbridge War Memorial

That way, I’m guessing. The sign says war memorial and cemetery.  Perfect. And a short distance into the wood,… …that’ll be the war memorial. So now we need to find the cemetery that is also somewhere within these woods,… …watching … Continue reading

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Grantown-on-Spey New Burial Ground

On the face of it, it’s all very strange.  Any psychologists out there?  You see, whenever I see a CWGC sign such as this on a cemetery gate, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.  And that can’t be … Continue reading

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‘The Ieper Fury’ – Ieper War Victims Monument

Aloïs De Beule’s depiction of a dead Belgian soldier, the centrepiece of the Ieper (Ypres)  War Victims Monument.

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Hallowed Ground

It’s a chilly, misty morning as we debus, or decoach, at the little crossroads beside this roadside calvary, Calvarie Van Kranenburgstraat, three quarters of a mile east of Klein-Zillebeke.  The coach is parked on the main road between Zillebeke, two … Continue reading

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Inverness – Fort George

View from the Point Battery at Fort George, looking out on to the Moray Firth.

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Boat of Garten War Memorial

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