Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Brand New ‘Interactive Tour Maps’ Section

It has always seemed like a sensible move to, at some point, feature a proper Tour Maps section on this site, with Google maps of all the tours, a photograph of each location, and links from every location on the … Continue reading

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Per Ardua Ad Astra

On 31st August 1917, a young pilot on a training run met his death when his Martinsyde G100 Elephant scout caught fire and broke up in the air before crashing near Hanworth, south west London.

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Heligan – The Thunderbox Room

Welcome to ‘The Thunderbox Room’, one of the more unusual war memorials I have stumbled across (but fortunately not into) on my travels.

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A Few Days in Flanders, January 2017

So, Back in Blighty already.  I tell you, these trips to Flanders just fly by.

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