By Jamie Derrick
Poole museum is celebrating 150 years of the Royal National Lifeboats Institute in Poole on Saturday 16 May with an exhibition spanning the history of service by its courageous volunteers and crew. 46 more words
One hundred years ago, something momentous occurred. WW I was raging throughout Europe, and despite Pope Benedict XV’s plea for Christmas Day to be a day of peace, the head honchos on both sides refused to call an official cease fire. 180 more words
Having recently watched the movie “The Monuments Men”, the visit to Montecassino was exceptionally meaningful.
The reconstruction of this hilltop abbey was incredible.
“The Monuments Men” was formed as part of the effort to recover pictures, antiques and cultural monuments stolen by Hitler across Europe. 122 more words
This is the day I almost got un-born, not that I was born at the time (!) but my mother, then almost seven, came close to dying under the Allied bombs that obliterated Saint-Lô (Manche, western France) from the map that night, in conjunction with the D Day landing in the nearby beaches of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. 265 more words