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Highgate's Heroes: Pt. 1

There must be thousands and thousands of cemeteries across the world; but the most famous one is probably Highgate Cemetery in London. A Victorian creation, Highgate is a burial ground very different from any other. 378 more words


The Somme - 100

A century ago to-day the most bloody battle that Europe has ever seen began.

An artillery barrage lasting for seven days pounded dug-in German positions, before the signal for soldiers to advance across the shattered landscape of North East France was given. 131 more words

Visit to War Graves cemetery ruled as "too draining" for England football team

The bunch of pampered and preening footballers who allegedly “represented” England in France returned to the UK yesterday after their ignominious defeat by Iceland. As usual many of them walked off the aeroplane with headphones on, oblivious to the outside world and no wish to communicate with anyone, let alone the fans. 348 more words

Remembering the Sevenoaks Anzacs - a visit to the war graves

I’ve written before about some of the Sevenoaks ANZACS. In particular,  George Marshall and his friend, Arnold Jarvis, who emigrated to Australia together in 1912, possibly with another friend, … 510 more words

Visit to Souda Bay War Cemetery, Crete

In April I was lucky enough to visit Crete twice. On the first of these visits I made my way to Souda Bay War Cemetery, just outside of Chania, to see John Pendlebury’s final resting place. 351 more words

20th Century


At school history was in books.  Now I have had the chance to live through some of our more recent history and have visited places where history happened, I begin to understand that history is not just in books, it is for real …


Travel Pics Theme: T for Thailand

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is T, for Thailand

For our final image in this series, it’s the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary. 160 more words