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Countdown To The Somme Centenary

A year from today it will be the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. While many of the battles and campaigns of 1915 have been largely ignored by the media this year, the Somme has become a by-word for the Great War to a wider public and the year 2016 is likely to be something of a repeat of 2014 which much interest, many new books and a host of related events. 82 more words


More on Naseby 370 ...

My friends at The Naseby Battlefield Project have advised me that the best route into the event is via Junction 1 of the A14.  Even if you are coming from the East or South, it is better to carry on past J2 to the Welford turn (Junction 1) 167 more words

English Civil War

Battlefields: An exhibition of blood and ghosts that cries for balance

South Africa’s landscape is layered with history and filled with residues – even dried reservoirs – of great masses of blood spilled in battle – as is virtually every other place in the world that has been lost and gained, caught in tussles and fought over. 442 more words

Robyn Sassen

Scars of a Fire

May be, the scars from the fire make it of my kind.

The fire that blackened the already dark shadow,

Of the creepy night that marked the end of an era. 123 more words


Event Horizon ... May/June 2015

This coming Saturday sees Helion Books launch their ‘The Century of the Soldier’ series with a special event in Shrewsbury … see the poster for details (click on the picture for a larger version) 178 more words

English Civil War


Last year on V.E. Day, Armistice Day for the end of World War II in Europe, I visited the American cemetery at St. Avold. It is the final home of many of America’s Greatest Generation.  748 more words

American History