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Capturing War

I grew up during the Vietnam era. That conflict in Southeast Asia officially began in 1959, and ceased with the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. I was a four-year-old baby when Ike first sent advisers over, and a high school graduate when the boys came home under Nixon. 518 more words

Contacting the First World War dead – Arthur Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

It is almost midnight. The only light emanates from a few candles placed around the room. In the middle of the drawing room is a round table adorned only with a pale linen cloth. 1,650 more words

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John French – a brief biography

John French spent much of his early military career, like many of his contemporaries, in Africa and India. He was part of the failed 1884/5 mission to relieve General Gordon in the Sudan; and from 1891 served in India. 526 more words

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Royal Navy Cruiser Classifications 1870s to World War One

Understanding the history of warship classification can be a rather mind-boggling affair. The trouble is that after the 1850s time never stood still as far as the development of naval technology went. 1,042 more words


The Bravest Little Street in England

Chapel Street: The Bravest Little Street in England 

Chapel Street in Altrincham, so called because of the Wesleyan Chapel on the corner of the road, was a road mainly occupied by labourers and lodging house keepers. 801 more words

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Stowe's WW1 connection

Now it’s summertime, a lot of ‘closed’ churches do have special opening times, though sadly they don’t publicise these as much as they might.
If you hear of any Staffordshire churches opening especially for certain days over the summer, would you… 225 more words


Can you send me a knife, fork and spoon?

Sind Club, Karachi
May 17 1915

My dear old Elsie

Here I am dear at Karachi and we embark in a couple of hours time. I have seized the opportunity of coming to the Club for a bath and a good meal. 252 more words