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Review: Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden is a great book, although not particularly cheerful. Niska is welcoming her nephew, Xavier, back from World War 1 and he has been injured in the war; he lost his leg, he’s suffering mentally, his hearing is damaged, he’s addicted to morphine so it’s super sad. 346 more words

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Hardwicks & Gruber Bulldog(tm)

The power of an artillery shell, in the palm of your hand!

The H&G Bulldog ™ promises superb stopping power coupled with deadly precision. Capable of penetrating the armored side of most light tank types*, the Bulldog ™ is perfect for fire teams expecting armored resistance or attacking entrenched positions. 122 more words


Trove Tuesday: A 100 year old mystery

In 1916, my grandfather, George Wynn SCHOLEFIELD, was 12 years old. Wynn, as he was known to his family and friends, liked to read the stories and pit his wits against the puzzles printed in the Children’s Corner of the newspaper. 182 more words


Fate? Luck? Divine Intervention?

I could have been born a squirrel in a tree in India in the year 1284….fate? luck? Divine Intervention? God’s will?  Or I could have been born in Hungary or Poland in 1924 and suffered through some terrible years. 604 more words

103 Foresters – Project update

We have been asked how our 103 Foresters project is progressing and when to await the next pamphlet.* 352 more words


Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Epic, romantic biography of the marriage and final years of the last Romanov dynasty, Emperor Nicholas II (Michael Jayston) and his Tsarina Alexandra (Janet Suzan). Co-starring Irene Worth and Laurence Olivier. 894 more words


Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War

On 2016, January 17th, I finally got the chance to see the ‘Gallipoli: The scale of our war’ exhibition at Te Papa Museum, which was created by Weta Workshop. 126 more words