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British couple takes on personal mission to put names to graves of Canada's war dead

Diana Beaupre and Adrian Watkinson have a peculiar retirement lifestyle. The British seniors spend their golden years combing through cemeteries. They walk among century-old headstones. They’re looking for Canadians. 623 more words

World

I Didn't Get it Henry and Wish I Didn't Get It Now

The plunge of civilization into this abyss of blood and darkness… is a thing that so gives away the whole long age during which we have supposed the world to be, with whatever abatement, gradually bettering, that to have to take it all now for what the treacherous years were all the while really making for and  104 more words

Poetry

Leicestershire & the Somme July (part2).

W H Waring

Rear of photo

W H Waring, Father of Betty Ball of Earl Shilton. A dispatch rider for the Leicestershire artillery.

Leicestershire Deaths from 16th July (from Leicester Mercury) 2,291 more words

Hinckley

Lost and Found - July 22nd Edition

What to remember about July 22nd…

History

love is a debris field

MRS DALLOWAY
Virginia Woolf

Wordsworth Classics, 2003

Stream of consciousness: definitely another one of those concepts diluted of all productive meaning. Lots of prose bits are called stream of consciousness that are merely absurdist or digressive. 645 more words

Modernism

New Chatbot Uses Diaries From World War I Soldier

A new Facebook Messenger bot lets you chat with a soldier from World War I, and I’m astonished at how this makes me feel. Like this is disrespectful. 74 more words

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