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Khe Sanh

Khe Sanh Combat Base
B taught me of the battle
Gray rain set the mood

The above photo was my favorite of the Khe Sanh museum. 21 more words

Revolutionary War Battlefields in the South Carolina

In 1770s, Britain and America were in a bit of a conflict. Americans were tired of being taxed by the British for a litany of things and decided to declare their independence from the monarchy who ruled from thousands of miles away. 1,687 more words

Travels

Flogging and Courage: the British Army 1800-81

Discipline in the British Army was sadistic. There was institutional savagery with floggings and public execution occurring so frequently they were normalised. The army had a subliminal desire to ‘toughen’ up soldiers for the ordeals that lay ahead of them. 981 more words

History

From Llandudno to Mametz and back again...

As fingers were pointed and Germany was made to pay at war’s end, rebuilding and a renewal of living needed to take place. None more so than in the towns and villages obliterated by four years of shell fire, tanks, machine gun and simple destruction. 743 more words

Memorial

Walking where many had fallen

(Below is a 7-minute audio file if you prefer to listen rather than read).

https://discoveringbelgium.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/walking-where-many-had-fallen.mp3

In a previous post, I wrote about the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, which recalls the horrors of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War: the Battle of Passchendaele. 775 more words

Flanders

Chickamauga and Resaca in March 2017

Dear readers,

Some of you may know that every year I organize a two-day tour in March, to Chickamauga. This year, the dates are March 10-11, 2017. 56 more words

Emerging Civil War

DIGGING FOR BRITAIN--NEW NEWS ON the BATTLE OF BARNET

Like Bosworth, the actual site of the Battle of  Barnet has been the subject of much conjecture, especially as the area is heavily modernised. On the latest episode of DIGGING FOR BRITAIN, airing on BBC 4 on December 20 at 9 PM,  experts take a new look at the site and believe they can now pinpoint its actual location. 129 more words

Richard III