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3rd September 1939 – Britain Declares War On Germany

Today I was giving a tour of Chartwell House to two nice folk from Colorado, USA.  Chartwell House was the home of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and is full of his old belongings from his radio to his cigars. Whilst … Continue reading

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The tragic story of Sidney Ashcroft & the Guernsey Eight

As we approach Armistice Day, I thought I would write on another history related item, this time from WW2. Not many people know that part of the British Isles was conquered and occupied by Nazi Germany.  The Channel Islands, in … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain – This was our finest hour

Today marks the start of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the skies of London will be treated once again to the familiar sights and sounds of Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancaster bombers.  As strange as it sounds, … Continue reading

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200 years after Waterloo… the Napoleon small man syndrome!

Two hundred years today the Battle of Waterloo was fought in Belgium which saw Napoleon defeated in battle by the Duke of Wellington and other allies from across Europe.  It gave Europe almost a century of peace, incidentally 99 years … Continue reading

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Sights of the WW1 battlefields

This my penultimate post for now on WW1 and my recent tour to the battlefields of France and Belgium.  There are simply so many places to see and despite being out all day, every day for a week, we only … Continue reading

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Is Putin like Hitler?

It’s the question that everyone has been talking about recently.  It’s possibly what even more people have been thinking to themselves. Is Putin acting like Hitler? Putin has on more than one occasion said the fall of the Soviet Union … Continue reading

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