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9 / 11 Death from the Sky.

I wrote these two poems in 2011, I have reblogged them since but I am going to post them again today. Remember the Dead yes but remember the living too! 1,001 more words


Lest We Forget - September 11th!

Wherever you were on that tragic day,

You will never forget the horror.

You will never forget the sorrow.

You will never forget the pain. 58 more words

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September 11, 2017

I was asked, why do I insist on celebrating this day.

First of all, celebrating is certainly, not the right word.  One doesn’t celebrate the saddest day New York City has ever had. 181 more words

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Le Paradis – Where the SS Murdered 97 British Prisoners on May 27th 1940

H/T War History OnLine.

Lest We Forget.

In 1940, members of the British military were slaughtered – after they had surrendered to German forces. Two survived, but no one believed their story. 1,067 more words

Lest We Forget – David “Dai” Westacott (Wales) 28/08/1917

“Dai” Westacott had just one cap at forward for Wales but might have expected more, since he played for Cardiff for seven seasons during one of the club’s most successful periods.   951 more words

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Gertrude Bell - The Ketrun - Desert Queen

From time to time, I have written about iconic and pioneering women in relative recent history, well recent by British standards :-)  I also sometimes write about the Middle-East which is actually the one area of life that I can actually claim to have some academic expertise.   2,726 more words


New Zealand's Second Lieutenant Kaipara

A member of the inaugural New Zealand Maori team of 1910, Autini Pitara Kaipara was described by his peers as an outstanding rugby footballer.  Leaving behind rugby for the battlefields of Europe in 1914, Kaipara gave his life for his country at Passchendaele on the 4th of August 1917. 755 more words

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