Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A Tall Story

Those of you who’ve followed this site for a few years now might know that, although I’m not really a collector as such, I do have some battlefield relics I’ve picked up over the years on my travels, and I … Continue reading

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Science Museum, London – Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care Exhibition 2016

Tagged and blanketed. British and German wounded await evacuation.

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“In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow…”

Do you remember (how could you forget?) the poppy display at the Tower of London back in 2014?  I have finally put the two that I own on display, so I thought I’d show you.  But there is another reason … Continue reading

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The Glorious Dead

A recent comment on a post I published back in January about young Valentine Joe Strudwick piqued my interest; all your comments are interesting, of course they are, but you’ll see why I mention this one in particular.

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An Aussie in Flanders

A strip of camouflaged canvas from a downed German plane.

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Twenty Minutes After

A few years back now, I showed you a couple of pieces of artwork by Lieutenant Hugh Mossom Boyd of the Royal Engineers that I was kindly allowed to scan and publish, and I thought you might like to see … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising – One Hundred Years On

One hundred years ago, on Easter Monday 1916, Patrick Pearse and his Irish Volunteers, alongside James Connolly and the Irish Citizen Army, occupied a number of important buildings in the city of Dublin, beginning what became known as the Easter … Continue reading

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