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Letter from the trenches during the First World War

In January, Erica and I joined our friend Mel and her son Callum, to go see the stage production of War Horse. I had been waiting for 2 years for the show to make it to SA’s shores and can honestly say that it was the best show I have ever seen. 4,376 more words

Battle Of The Somme

Film: Blérancourt: Anne Morgan.

“She led us like a general.”
—An American relief worker on Anne Morgan

The short film below includes footage of Anne Morgan’s personnel from the American Fund for French Wounded/American Committee for Devastated France at work in France during World War I. 84 more words

Women's History

August 1915

The First World War continues to rage…if you think I sound like a broken record saying that every month in my news roundups, imagine what it was like reading the papers in 1915 (of course, no one called it the ”first” anything at the time). 349 more words



For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, 214 more words

The trenches of WW1

The trenches of WW1 – Germans in blue, Allies in Red – bit.ly/1wNpvYp http://t.co/jnoqpp3gm6
Brilliant Maps (@BrilliantMaps) December 13, 2014

War And Peace