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today i learned - tues 21st nov 2017

it would appear that most of my learnings are now coming from things that i’ve watched on telly 😂

no bother, means that we get varied facts 😅 yesterday it was fish sleeping and today it’s tanks 👍🏻 (it’s actually a pretty fundamental fact about tanks) 220 more words

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Battle of Cambrai ... 1917

Battle of Cambrai … 1917

The Battle of Cambrai took place on the Western Front during the First World War. It began exactly 100 years ago today on 20th November 1917 and lasted until 7th December. 21 more words

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For the fallen

It is over a week since Armistice day and Remembrance Sunday.

My question is do you still think about them, apart from the times you wear a poppy and give silence in a mark of respect? 288 more words

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Ninety Nine

As our history fades
deeper into the depths
of our dusty tomes
you will be forgotten.

Doughboy, Tommy, Jerry
from the fields you flowed
a fresh stream bled white… 225 more words


“That the two world wars killed 77 percent of the people who died in all the wars that took place in a 130-year period is an extraordinary discovery.

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The Symbolism of Poppies

by Cora MacGregor

Each November fresh controversies arise regarding the Remembrance poppy. These ostensibly emerge out of individual cases or concerns particular to the present day: the expectation for public figures to wear a poppy, how to reconcile this with the demands for neutrality, and fears over the potential for slimy politicians to exploit the poppy’s social influence. 755 more words


"Lost Two Sons in Two Wars"

I recently wrote about my great-uncles, Cyril and Lawrence Marvell , and their respective deaths in each of the World Wars. The original post included two newspaper stories reporting that Cyril was missing presumed dead and, eight months later, that his death had been confirmed. 88 more words

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