Author Archives: Magicfingers

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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The Somme – Guillemont Road Cemetery

The rather grand entrance to Guillemont Road Cemetery on the Somme.

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Disposition Maps – German Forces 1916-1918

A series of seven British maps, this first dating from February 1916, showing the known, or believed, distribution of German forces facing the Allies on the Western Front.

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Nethy Bridge War Memorial

A most curious place for a war memorial, you might think. And you might be right. I did tell this gentleman that in due course his picture would find its way to all parts of the globe, but whether he … Continue reading

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Insh – St. Eunan Church & Churchyard

Up on Holy Hill, the little church of St. Eunan looks down on Loch Insh, as it has done for more than 1,300 years.

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