Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Landseer’s Prototype?

Whilst visiting a Surrey churchyard this afternoon I came across this grave of a pilot with the Experimental Squadron of the R.A.F. who was killed in a flying accident on 8th May 1918. 

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And Now For Something Completely Different

This barren, flat, piece of scrubland, about five miles east of the centre of Inverness, saw what would turn out to be the final set piece, hand-to-hand battle to take place, up to the present time (no promises post-Brexit), on … Continue reading

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Coming up in 2019

A sneak preview of what’s coming up next year.  Along with the usual one-off posts, much of 2019 will be spent following the course of the war in the area to the south west of Ypres, along with one major … Continue reading

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‘They Shall Never See Spring Flowers Bloom Again’

A short post about the Chinese Labour Corps, because we come across their headstones on rare occasions, as I did a few weeks back, and because it allows me to show you this photograph of a mass of happy Chinese … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 2018 – One Hundred Years On: A Surrey Village & the Great War

At the end of the Great War there were about fifty ‘Thankful Villages’ among the thousands of communities across the whole of the United Kingdom, one fifth of them, because that’s simply the luck of the draw, in just one single … Continue reading

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But not so pleasant up on the Aubers Ridge today.  Bear with me all you commenters.  Responses on my return to Blighty.  Assuming I’ve dried out by then.

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Mont Kemmel

‘Twas a nice day at the Kemmelberg today.

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