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The Letters of Last Resort

Following on my last post on Surviving a Nuclear War, it’s important to remember that just because Russia launches a Nuclear Missile, it doesn’t necessarily mean we are all doomed. If nothing else we have seen just how inept aspects … Continue reading

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How to survive a nuclear war

It’s hard to escape the news about crazy dictator Putin threatening the world with nuclear war; its something many of us alive at least up to about 1990 will remember was always a chance occurrence but the old style communists … Continue reading

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Helping Ukranian Refugees in Romania with “Inima de Copil” (Heart of a Child) charity.

Like many any of us, I’ve seen glimpses of the news of the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine and was struck in one report of how civilians were lining up at the border with Romania with another line on the … Continue reading

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Why Ukraine matters

I’m frequently staggered though not surprised as just how inept, short-sighted and self-serving the politicians of this world seem to be. 20 years after Putin destroyed Chechnya whose only crime was to be resource rich and not want to be … Continue reading

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How a dyslexic schoolgirl helped design the Spitfire!

With its graceful curves, elliptical wings and distinctive engine sound, the Spitfireis a British icon. A status solidified since its heroic efforts in the Battle of Britain in 1940. The Spitfire is the most famous fighter aircraft in British aviation history and has … Continue reading

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A visit to the impregnable Tilbury Fortress

Last Monday being part of a long Bank-holiday Monday and us entering our months behind schedule first warm weather of the year, I decided to visit Tilbury Fortress in the county of Essex though to all intents and purposes it … Continue reading

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An account of when my house was almost hit by a Nazi rocket in WW2

Over the last week or two I have been reading old magazines of histories and memories of my village, rather similar to some of the ones I write myself. A lady by the name of Mollie Thomas strikes particularly close … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary – Social distancing on the battlefield with King Cassivellaunus – kicker of Roman ass!

Those of us who haven’t gone completely doolally in these self-isolating times might remember a few weeks ago I wrote  Coronavirus Diary 23 – A visit to Caesar’s Pond, Stanmore.   This post pretty much carries on from there and just … Continue reading

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War-Time Panic And The British Pet Massacre Of 1939.

There are many things that Britons have been labelled.  Napoleon said we were a nation of shopkeepers, he likely meant it as an insult.  We’re also famously a nation of gardeners and compared to most others, animal lovers.  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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A 1915 piece of fake news… with good intentions

When German Naval Airship Zeppelin L9 appeared over Blyth on the evening of 14 April 1915, it was only the second time bombs had been dropped on England. Although nobody was killed, it marked the beginning of a series of … Continue reading

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