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Train to Prague

Autumn 91 on the train from Berlin to Prague. Sitting in the first class section with a kiwi couple who actually had the right to be there. 275 more words


Recognizing a Hero of World War II

While browsing through my photos I stumbled on a picture that I had taken in Prague and had to share the story behind the statue in the picture. 291 more words


Summer reading roundup: Part One

During an eventful summer I read six crime fiction books that I haven’t reviewed as yet. I will say a few words about each of them, and possibly expand on that if the more recent books are shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, or the Petrona Award next year.  768 more words

Book Awards

Six of the Best - England European Championship qualifying matches

As England prepare to get their campaign to reach Euro 2016 underway in Switzerland, let’s recall six of their most memorable qualifying matches from past European Championships (limited to no more than one per qualification campaign). 927 more words


Czechoslovak Volunteer's Cross 1918-1919

Volunteer’s Cross (Pamětní Kříž Československého Dobrovolce), 1918-1919

Gilt bronze cross pattée with broad arms and with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a central shield bearing the two-tailed lion of Bohemia bearing on its breast the coat of arms of Slovakia with patriarchal (two lateral arms) cross; the reverse inscribed ‘V TĚŽKÝCH DOBÁCH’ (In times of hardship) centrally and dated ‘1918’ and ‘1919’ on the upper and lower arms respectively; age-toned. 43 more words

Medals And Orders

Disunited Kingdom

I don’t want this blog to become in the least bit political, but that said, the news this morning that for the first time a poll is showing a majority of Scottish voters in favour of independence cannot go without comment. 748 more words