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A War Quartet

The Mediterranean 2014

Blood on the sand. Salt water runs in the wound.
It is a hundred years and time heals. A people gathers
At the tide’s edge, swims in a bleary sea… 377 more words

The Great War

Somme Victory

Pitmen worked beneath the skin, their charges primed,
to smash each fortress on each bitter crest.
They’d exhale death upon the hour, and time
the start – the steady boys above would do the rest. 115 more words

The Great War

Barnes Old Cemetery: an abandoned graveyard being reclaimed by nature

Barnes Old Cemetery is elusive.  There’s not much information about it to be found online, and it hides amongst the trees close to the tennis courts on Rocks Lane – most people using the courts or passing in the car or on the bus probably have no idea that it’s there. 2,055 more words


World War One: The Army Cyclist Corps

One sunny spring afternoon earlier this year, I found myself wandering round Isleworth Cemetery. This is a fascinating and peaceful place, opened in the 1880s when the graveyard at the nearby All Saints Church became full and was closed to new burials. 970 more words


More Family History Help for World War One

This week we have seen many articles about World War One as the 100th anniversary of the start of the war is remembered.

When visiting France it is very moving to visit any of the many war cemeteries.  238 more words

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Remembrance - The story of how the world famous rose got its name.

In the 1980s, a representative of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) arrived at the Harkness Nursery in England looking for suitable roses for their plantings. 467 more words