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Villers Bretonneux

This week, with the Sir John Monash Centre in Villers Bretonneux opening, and ANZAC Day commemorations fast approaching, The Past Present turns its attention to War Postcards. 181 more words

New South Wales

Guidelines for the Tactful, Proxy-wartime Patriot

Guidelines for the Tactful, Proxy-wartime Patriot  (2015)

Lock your doors.
Count your blessings.
Say your prayers.

Pay your taxes.
Donate to a cause.
Yes. That one's fine. 68 more words

The Holland Chronicles - Part 1

As we shared a wonderful Dutch meal of Hutspot together, the conversation turned to what it was like growing up as children in Holland. The stories were just too good not to videotape! 31 more words

Childhood Memories

In "Darkest Hour", Gary Oldman Again Inhabits his Character

In Darkest Hour, director Joe Wright and writer Anthony McCarten are both firmly in their wheelhouse. Both men are big on these kinds of historical period pieces, so they certainly know what they are doing here. 645 more words

Film Reviews

Amy Miller Double Review

Heartaches and Christmas Cakes

December, 1940: All that Audrey Barton wants is her family together for Christmas. But the war changes everything… 

The Barton family bakery in Bournemouth has been at the heart of the town for generations: Audrey and Charlie Barton have never been rich, but their bread and cakes – and their love and advice – have enriched the lives of others in the town for many years. 431 more words

Women's Fiction

A Pastoral Symphony: Rachel Malik's Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Having recently read and enjoyed Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth – two powerful but very different books about life during wartime, my interest was piqued by… 973 more words


I Remember

I could still remember the day you told me the news. I was so happy, not just because of the bundle of joy that would soon be a part of our lives, but also because I knew that you had wanted this for so long. 2,252 more words