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ANZAC Diorama - Progress on my first figures

I have finally got started on my first batch of figures. Twenty Turkish infantry.  Quite enjoyable to paint these but I have discovered two things – I am going to need some new brushes once this lot is done and I am crap at painting belts in any scale. 108 more words

Anzac DIroama

Poppies and Poetry...

From BBC:

Scarlet corn poppies (popaver rhoeas) grow naturally in conditions of disturbed earth throughout Western Europe. The destruction brought by the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th Century transformed bare land into fields of blood red poppies, growing around the bodies of the fallen soldiers. 209 more words


Patriotic Attitude ends in Great War

All Quiet on the Western Front was a film that included the harsh realities of WWI. The youngsters featured in this film are exposed in the opening classroom scene as awfully naive and easily persuaded. 433 more words

All Quiet On The Western Front

The German Secret Service

Title:                      The German Secret Service

Author:                 Colonel Walther Nicolai

Nicolai, W. (Walther) (1924). The German Secret Service. London: S. Paul

LCCN:    25001094

D639.S7 N6

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The Women of Chenonceau

The grand chateau of Chenonceau was built in the 16th century by Thomas Bonhier and his wife Katherine Briconnet on the foundations of a former fortified castle and mill. 653 more words

European Nomad

26 February 1915

9.15 a.m. Southampton Docks

Here we are at last. On getting back to Sawbridge last night I found we were due to move at 10.30 p.m. 344 more words

Great Wyrley's Fallen: Private Ernest Robinson

For my next soldier story I decided to pick on someone that I had absolutely nothing on other than one line from the Cannock Advertiser. The soldier is on the Great Wyrley memorial gates as Robinson C, but I felt it was another error on the memorial gates as the Staffordshire Roll of Honour had a Robinson in the Great Wyrley entry, but it was an E Robinson and not a C Robinson. 131 more words