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Flanders Field Museum

Last weekend Europe celebrated Armistice Day. This is celebrated November 11th every year to commemorate the treaty signing that ended The Great War (World War I). 428 more words



My Great-Uncle replies to my Grandfather’s letter in March 1912. He has left The Island. This is a letter full of puzzles, which no-one living can solve for me. 796 more words



The poppies bloom
Where e’er we look
As once men fell
Where the earth shook
And cried bitterly.
As families took
Stock of the loss… 47 more words


Lest We Forget

Last Saturday was Remembrance Day. A day to honour those who have lost their lives while fighting for a better tomorrow while fighting for all of us. 482 more words


Fr Doyle was appointed military chaplain 102 years ago today

Received my appointment from the War Office as chaplain to the 16th Division. Fiat voluntas tua. What the future has in store I know not but I have given Jesus all to dispose of as He sees best.

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November 15 in San Antonio history...

1917 – World War I
The San Antonio branch of the National League for Woman’s Service has sent out an open letter to the women of surrounding towns asking for their co-operation in supplying the Texas boys at Camp Bowie¬† with needed woolen garments.¬† 82 more words