Tweedmouth Cemetery Updated 2018 – The Great War Burials

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A remarkable place, Tweedmouth Cemetery.  At least to my eyes.  Although there are only three First World War CWGC headstones to be found here, a close inspection of as many as possible of the other headstones revealed no less than thirty eight other inscriptions to husbands, sons, brothers & nephews killed in action in France, Flanders or further afield.  On none of my other trips around the country have I come across anything like that number, although I suspect there are clear social and economic reasons why this so sadly turned out to be the case, and I have no doubt there are many other places that can boast similar numbers.  Continue reading

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The Easter Rising Part Four – St. Stephen’s Green Park & the Royal College of Surgeons

St. Stephens Green Park, scene of serious fighting during the first days of the Easter Rising.  Continue reading

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Der Deutsche Infanterieschild

Here’s an interesting relic that resides behind my chair whilst I’m typing this bunkum. Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Ten – The Zeitzünder M16 Grenade

The Zeitzünder M15 was superseded by the M16 ‘Torpedo’ in 1916, ostensibly because it had a greater range, although the M15 continued to be used, presumably until stocks ran out.  The M16 was a smooth tube, cast-iron canister grenade that, like the M15, could be used as both a hand and rifle grenade. Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Nine – The Zeitzünder M15 Grenade Part Two

Another Zeitzünder M15 grenade, although unlike the previous example I showed you, this is one hundred percent the hand grenade version, as the handle demonstrates. Continue reading

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Dublin, March 2018

Well, that was fun.  With the ‘Beast from the East’ still lingering across parts of Ireland – had we arranged to go just a few days earlier, well, we simply wouldn’t have been able to go – yours truly was once again blessed with three days of frankly delightful weather, very cold, snow still on the ground in places, but crisp and clear and perfect for photography. Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Eight – The Zeitzünder M15 Grenade Part One

This is the Zeitzünder M15 grenade, or the Guguruz, meaning something like corn-on-the-cob, as it was colloquially known. Continue reading

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