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First Post!

Hello blogging world, this is my first ever post and I’m both excited and nervous.

I have decided to start this blog to share my passion for all things vintage and old Hollywood glamour. 71 more words

40s

Sugar Survives!

Further to yesterday’s post Sugar and Sparks, it seems I got a bit confused by the complex history of Lancaster number R5868.

This aircraft was completed on 20 June 1942 and 9 days later delivered to 83 Squadron at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire. 212 more words

Ancestry

Sugar and Sparks

Just a quick note of something I contributed to a local blog: BrownhillsBob’s Brownhills Blog (Getting at the engines).

The caption to the above picture on Wikimedia reads:  The Royal Australian Air Force in England, 1944 The veteran Avro Lancaster bomber ‘S for Sugar’, of No 467 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, is prepared for its 97th operational sortie at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. 85 more words

Ancestry

A Letter Home: Korea 1952

All I can say

is that I was not created

to blow up bridges,

but to build them.

But brass wants them blown,

and the corps builds them and blows them. 153 more words

A Letter Home: Korea 1952

All I can say

is that I was not created

to blow up bridges,

but to build them.

But brass wants them blown,

and the corps builds them and blows them. 154 more words

Poem

#ExcerptWeek - Pattern of Shadows by Judith Barrow

Reblogged from The Write Stuff:

Chapter 27

August 1944

The wedding party piled off the bus, a rowdy giggling crowd, leaving it almost empty.

‘That bus driver had a shock seeing us lot,’ Patrick laughed. 197 more words

Books

Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery

A little while ago I was part of a conversation about First World War novels. We were discussing what we liked about them and if there was a particular book that had started off our enjoyment of them.  263 more words

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