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22 February 1917 - In Cherbourg and then sailing back to England

DIARY: In the Barracks which are quite a scream after our own Naval Barracks. Very little discipline; pretty good grub.  Went ashore in afternoon and had a hot bath and look around the town.  26 more words


21 February 1917 - Taken to Cherbourg, France

DIARY: Slept aboard the Dunois and had a real decent time. Dinner was as follows: Cheese and bread Soup Potatoes and Beef Preserves.  We left the Dunois at 6pm at Cherbourg.  22 more words


10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • ROTTERDAM – ATP 500 ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament

Money prize: 1,854,365 $

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – David Goffin (Bel) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) 481 more words



Normandy and Picardy won the rights to host the 53rd WorldVision Song Contest. How is this edition going to pan out? Let’s see!

Lots of performances before the first nation; a rip off of Mercedini. 294 more words

John D. Kelly died before getting his Medal of Honor

The first priority of the American troops landing at Omaha and Utah beaches on D-Day was to establish a foothold on the continent, which they were able to do by sundown on June 6, 1944. 1,085 more words


French Navy Ship Flamant in West India Dock

After a relatively quiet period in West India Dock, we welcome the arrival of French Navy ship Flamant (P676).

Flamant is a Flamant class patrol boats of the French Navy used for fishery monitoring, search and rescue, and patrolling France’s coastal waters. 88 more words

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There's a new pâtissier in town

Over in Blighty, Mary Berry and the Great British Bake Off have sent us all a little cake crazy. Across the Channel in France, sensational patisserie has never been out of fashion. 510 more words

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