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Reflections on passing the new Menin Gate. -S.S.

I’ve walked past many, many war memorials, not just over the last few weeks, but over my everyday life. Rothwell cenotaph, the memorial I drive past on my way to the Leeds pals volunteering group, the cenotaph in the centre of Leeds and (most recently – today in fact) the memorial garden in Filey. 522 more words


Shadow Soldiers Flickering on a Screen: Irish Cinema and the Beginning of World War I

“It is ever so much more a patriotic thing to go down the quays and give the soldiers a good send-off than it is to sit in a darkened picture house watching, perhaps, ‘shadow soldiers’ flickering on a screen,” reported Paddy, the Ireland correspondent of the British cinema trade journal… 1,715 more words


The Centenary Post

Dear Reader,

I have been writing to you for over three years now and I can honestly say that they have been some of the best of my life. 403 more words

General Stuff

Snippet: Aug. 26, 2014: Cortázar centenary

More information on the author Cortázar from the Wikipedia.

More on the classes @ Berkeley from Sounds & Colours, a website dedicated to Latin America.

Source: El País, August 26, 2014

Flight to Extinction

Currently on display in the Zoology Museum we have a beautiful Passenger Pigeon, donated to the Museum in 2008. September 2014 is an important month, as it marks the extraordinary and somewhat unbelievable centenary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. 223 more words

A snapshot from 1st Collie Guides

1st Collie Company was very proud to be known as the “Governor’s Own Company,” since  1915 when they were given that title by Governor Barron in honour of being one of the first country Guide Companies formed in WA. 521 more words