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Meet Paul White

You may remember the other day when I had the pleasure of introducing you to a new book, Life in the War Zone, by Paul White. 938 more words

News On The Run

Remembering Hard Times!

This plaque in the main square in Frankfurt, is a commemoration of a large book burning ceremony that took place here (and in many other parts of Germany) in May 1933, when thousands of books, believed to be “un German” were… 31 more words


Bletchley Park

I was given the GCHQ Puzzle Book for Christmas, and while I’ve only solved the first three puzzles so far, it reminded me that I’ve not yet blogged about my visit to Bletchley Park, the centre of Britain’s code-breaking activities during the Second World War. 606 more words


The Great War [1919, France]

Wartime postcards are among my favorite finds. This one features two famous Parisian landmarks on the reverse.

The Treaty of Versailles had been signed and Armistice Day was not far off when this postcard was written by an American Army Captain. 133 more words


Two Reviews: 'A World Gone Mad', and 'What Was Lost'

A World Gone Mad by Astrid Lindgren ****
Astrid Lindgren’s wartime diaries, which only became available to the public in 2013, have been translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death.  312 more words

1939 and all that: PS

This is a postscript to 1939 and all that.  A visit to Grandad’s house, which stood, and still stands, at the corner of Castle Street and Watling Street, Brownhills, West Midlands. 171 more words

Family History

Stamps: Peace and Victory in New Zealand - Tribute to the Army

This block of stamps with selvage is part of the 1946 Peace and Victory issue from New Zealand. The 4d value shown here is titled… 125 more words