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Passo del Tonale

It’s the 30th of November, happy St Andrew’s Day everyone!

Outside a Westerly gale is howling in off the North Atlantic, winds are gusting at 55knots, that’s over 60 miles per hour, the rain swirls horizontally hardly touching the ground, but soaking everything that dares to be vertical, definitely not motorcycling weather! 999 more words

Stow Maries Fly In - 6 September 2015

The blue sky over the historic Great War aerodrome on the Sunday of the weekend event gives little indication of the weather conditions which limited the flying activity at the fly in. 92 more words



My instinct was always to go straight to the back. The light was a little dimmer there, whichever class used this as a form room had PE bags piled on the window sills. 575 more words

An Image That Needs No Words!

This image to me needs no words it is so powerful in its meaning a widow and mother, a young son and an empty jacket, it is a form of post mortem photograph only without the body. 112 more words


Thoughts on the Sailors Fusiliers and Loyals Gallipoli Talk 2015.

This wonderful blog post was written and researched by Shaun Carter, who is a volunteer at Bolton Museum and Archive.

When I volunteered to do a 30 to 45 minute talk on Bolton’s role in the complex Gallipoli Campaign little did I realise what I put myself in for! 1,023 more words

World War One

Book Review: Lusitania

Lusitania by Diana Preston

Review originally published in Historical Novels Review

This is a heart-wrenching narrative that reads less like a stodgy history lesson and more like a personal voyage on the  157 more words

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Australia & World War One

Australia’s involvement in World War One (WWI) is incredibly important to the country, it is after all where our national identity more or less begins. The tale of the Gallipoli campaign is known by everyone, young and old alike, it marks the birth of the ANZAC legend. 608 more words