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The Tarawa coast-watch massacre of 1942

Last week I finally got around to writing the story of the Tarawa coast-watch massacre. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. It’s the story of how 22 New Zealanders, many of them civilians working for the Post and Telegraph Department, were murdered by Japanese occupation forces in October 1942. 39 more words

New Zealand

Introduction to Field Recording- Part 3: Writing A Site Description

Part 3 of this Introduction to Field Recording is now live!

Introduction and Summary

It’s been a busy couple of months since my last update. 3,751 more words

Archaeology

Emma Jennings Paulin to Charles Wilfrid Paulin, 1942

2/510 Birchfield Rd

Perry Barr

March 31st

 

Dear Wilf 

 

Received your letter dated Jan. 29th a week ago- Grace and Hilda have flue, both in bed, at the same time- they have now started work again- so many have had it run down conditions, no doubt, cause it-  Sorry your sugar is rationed, we have been short, but manage somehow.  125 more words

Correspondence

Batterie Todt: Museum of the Atlantic Wall, Audinghen, France 🇫🇷

Last weekend I totally got my WWII geek on, starting off with a visit to Batterie Todt.

Initially called Batterie Siegfried, Batterie Todt was built by the German’s during WWII as part of their coastal defence. 175 more words

Travel

10. Finland

“Unknown Soldiers” – Vaino Linna. Trans from Finnish by Liesl Yamaguchi.

I don’t know how to start describing this book nor the gradual, building effect it compressed into a few hundred, unpoetic, pages.  562 more words

Coffee

Remembered Today: Private 5249458 Frederick Cross 1st Worcestershire Regiment (1911-1944)

Frederick ‘Fred’ Cross was born on 7th March 1911, the son of Thomas Cross and Ellen Cross (née Pinchin). Fred married Alice Mary Green in Broadway in 1939 and they had one son who was born the following year. 107 more words

Broadway

The Bear and Brexit

I feel that I have a responsibility to warn you that this piece is very dry, I probably wouldn’t recommend it for bed time reading however if you are interested in Russian policy in Europe and Putin’s role in influencing European politics (particularly Brexit and the Eurosceptic movement) then hopefully you will enjoy this. 2,105 more words

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