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Achilles Blog 44 - 16 August 2014

Driving back up to London after a lunch time (shod) Foot conference (see pic) at the Seven Stars in sunny Brighton with (beautiful and highly perceptive) niece Hanie, Jason scared me half to death by bursting into a jig at the wheel in recognition of a 1980s No. 303 more words

Folktronica, apparently

Here’s a woman with a really distinctive voice and style.  I don’t recall being especially interested at the time this first reached my ears, but it’s one of those songs (and voices) that would leave the world a poorer place if it weren’t now embedded in the musical history of England in general and Norfolk in particular.   137 more words

Marching Up To Mons: 22nd August 1914

A hundred years ago today the men of the British Expeditionary Force were marching up to Mons on the eve of what would be the first British battle of the war, the… 51 more words


Chateau de la Puisaye, France

Last week, on the occasion of my niece’s wedding nearby, we stayed at Chateau de la Puisaye, a Napoleon III house set in a large park a mile outside of Verneuil-sur-Avre on the southern Normandy border. 1,415 more words

How did World War 1 start?

This may seem a strange title for a post on Discovering Belgium, but it’s a highly relevant one. Today Belgium marks the 100th centenary of its invasion by Germany. 147 more words


Plan Targeting 2,800 Battlefield Deer Progresses

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service tentatively approved a plan Friday that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees. 409 more words


Learning about the Spanish Civil War on a Walking Tour of Madrid

As part of a Modern Languages degree, you study not only the language itself, but also it’s contextual setting, with modules on the history and the literature of that country. 809 more words

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