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War graves or diving commodities? The finding of the Battleship Musashi

The recent though as yet, unconfirmed reports of the discovery of the Yamato-class super battleship Musashi is raising to the fore the sticky issue of the protection of warship wrecks. 2,054 more words

Naval

26 January – 1 February 1915: Losing the Medical Officer of Health to the Armed Forces

The minutes of the meeting of Batttersea Borough Council on 27 January state that the Medical Officer of Health – Dr G Q Lennane – had been gazetted as a lieutenant and therefore would be required to give his full service to the Forces in the near future. 447 more words

Council

Walking For Meditation or Imagination?

Several times of late I have come across comments by writers of how they use walking as an aid to imagination. A Radio 4 item on Charles Dickens, for example, made much of how he used walking as a tool  to gestate much of  his fictional output.   293 more words

Writing

Kanchanaburi Bridge

I don’t think you can write a blog on bridges without including the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai and while this is also a famous fictional film, it was based on an all too terribly real period of history. 252 more words

Bridge

Pennygown: the ruined chapel and medieval effigies of a Hebridean burial ground

I first came across the ruined chapel whilst on a wildlife trek – we had stopped near the little town of Salen to watch harbour porpoises in the Sound of Mull.  1,522 more words

Graveyards

Grandad’s WWII Diary - British War Cemetery - Jerusalem (photos taken 1942)

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem, Bethlehem & the British War Cemetery.  He said “NZ paid for decorating of chapel.   99 more words

New Zealand