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Today in WWI: The Armistice at Brest-Litovsk

On the outskirts of the city of Brest (once called Brest-Litovsk), Belarus, between the river Bug and the river Mukhavets, stands an old fortress. Overlooking the nearby border with Poland, its red brick walls are pockmarked with countless bullet-holes and missing bricks, one by one loosened and lost over 2 centuries of existence. 838 more words


Shire Horses & Poppies

A watercolour completed in October 2016.


November 11th - WW1 ends - "I feel for you"

In 1918, #WW1 ended with the signing of the #armistice.  As suggested by a follower of Today I’m Singing, the title of #ChakaKhan s #1 from 1984 seems appropriate#singing;#feelgood… 496 more words

Feel Good

And in context

I was ironing my field jacket for Remembrance Parade. It smells of smoke and cordite. Some things aren’t made to be ironed.



It’s been two weeks since the Cèilidh. This was an unqualified success again thanks to the hard work of the Usual Suspects. While I freely admit I wasn’t there for most of it 744 more words

Kilbarchan Pipe Band

Armistice Day...

I’ve never been in a position before when I’ve been able to stand alongside colleagues in and act of remembrance on 11th November at 11am before, so this Friday was an opportunity to achieve another first. 129 more words


With year 9, we use this half term to study war poetry. My year 9s this year have been exceptional with their empathy and poignant comments on events that can be difficult for them to imagine. 81 more words