Tag Archives: Lest We Forget

The Last Post

It is one of the most evocative and moving pieces of music and as with every year, The Last Post will be played all over the world on Remembrance Day but its origins had nothing to do with mourning. The … Continue reading

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The Battle of The Somme 100 Years On

Friday July 1st 2016 marks the centerniary of the commencement of The Battle Of The Somme.  It is fair to say that July 1st 1916 might possibly the most horrific day in British history and most likely in the top … Continue reading

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The Battle of Jutland

Today marks the centenary anniversary of the single most important naval battle of WW1 and as I have been doing for the last few years, I thought I would write a dedicated post taken from extracts of my WW1 history … Continue reading

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The Battle of Verdun 100 years on.

France and its military have something of poor reputation amongst many.  Centuries of rivalry with Britain where it increasingly came off second best, its requirement to be rescued in WW1 and quick capitulation in WW2 coupled with  decisions to stay … Continue reading

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My First Ever Booksigning!

Last Thursday was a big day in the life of me, I had my first ever book signing.  It took place from 10am-4pm at Reason Coffee Shop and Bookstore in Watford High Street which is just 5 miles from where … Continue reading

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Shot at dawn – Remembering those who bravely died as cowards

November 11th is Armistice Day and I thought I would write about an aspect of WW1 which is often forgotten, the sad stories of those who were shot by their own side. Over 300 Commonwealth soldiers were shot at dawn, a … 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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The incredible true tale of Job Maseko – The man who sunk a ship whilst a prisoner.

As today is Remembrance Sunday, I thought I would share a short account of someone who is rarely spoken of outside his homeland but whom I have been a fan of for many years. For most people when they are … Continue reading

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Edith Cavell – Patriotism Is Not Enough

Many of us are familiar with the phrase “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”, a quote that remains as true today as it was when it was first coined and is still evident by many politicians in particular … Continue reading

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Using Pinterest for Authors and Bloggers

Recently I became more aware of the social media platform Pinterest.  I must admit that I don’t have much time for Social Media both figuratively and literally.  Self promotion isn’t my thing and I’m generally too busy to complete what … Continue reading

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