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Iraq 2013: Al 'Azir, Kut, Baghdad

Day 18 Al  ‘Azir, Kut, Baghdad

It was a long 500 mile journey back to Baghdad, handed over to a series of police escorts through flat, uninspiring landscape. 744 more words

Iraq 2013

Discovering St Leonards

One of my favourite places to take a local walk is in the burial ground of St Leonard’s in Ludlow. The grounds are now a naturalised area for people to enjoy nature and wildlife, an attractive environment that residents and visitors alike can enjoy. 393 more words


Grand Tour Day 2

It bucketed down with rain overnight, the farmers certainly weren’t wrong! It’s a drizzly day as we wander around the WW1 battlefields north of Verdun. The Ossuary was perhaps the “highlight” for want of a better word. 178 more words


Gallipoli Campaign

The nations that took part in the Gallipoli Campaign are now all friends. To understand why this was not always the case we need to look back to the days of Empires and politics and the alliances of states and commercial interests that caused a melting pot of greviences, retribution, patriotic visions of grandeur and expansionist policies that brought about two great world wars within just a few years of each other. 1,783 more words

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Summer tour in France 2014 - a pause for thought.

In Normandy we passed a war cemetery in a quiet clump ot trees surrounded by corn fields. As we looked around we noticed some of the gravestones looked a little different, perhaps 10% scattered around, and a closer inspection shows why: 9 more words


Italy, France, Food for Thought...

Olivespastavino and The Man went on a road trip. From Petritoli to England – ‘twas fun indeed! We left town at 07.30 hours (note my log like tone) on Friday 3rd July and on the first day drove all the way to Dijon in France. 1,334 more words


This weeks pain.

What’s been getting to me this week is “back reading” the newspapers. It’s all been about the UK politicians together with the actions in America of some US minorities and the weakness of a few “city hall” officers. 528 more words