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The Few

"Never in the field of a human conflict so much was owed by so many to so few".

Churchill, House of Commons, 20 Aug. 1940

Remember Them !

Added by Mireille Picron on August 23, 2015 at 18:53 — No Comments

June 18th, 1940

"France lost a battle, but not war".

General De Gaulle, FFL (French Free Forces)

Added by Mireille Picron on June 17, 2015 at 11:34 — No Comments

Had D-Day been a disaster ...

The chilling speech that Eisenhower wrote and would have read should the worst happen in Normandy.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

“Our landings in the Cherbourg Le Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the Air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is…

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Added by Mireille Picron on June 5, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

D-Day

"If I come back as I hope ..."

In memory of Those who never came back

Added by Mireille Picron on May 31, 2015 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Dunkirk

Remember Dunkirk and its 335 000 soldiers !

Added by Mireille Picron on May 26, 2015 at 17:29 — No Comments

Sainsburys and RBL Christmas Truce advert

Sainsbury’s and The Royal British Legion partner to bring First World War Christmas truce story to life

Posted in Community investment Source: …

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on November 14, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Normandy Veterans from Middlesex 70th Anniversary D-Day tour

Normandy Veterans gather for one last trip to the beaches of France where they fought 70 years ago

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on October 16, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Royal Engineers Museum 06/08/14

Royal Engineers Museum

Earlier today I was lucky enough to be offered a trip to the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham by Steve Craddock. The stories and history of the Corp told by Steve was fascinating and had me fully immersed for a good few hours while there.

Going through the museum with Steve was unlike any other experience at a museum, even those with the usual tour guides on hand. Someone who had actually…

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Added by Nathan Charles on August 6, 2014 at 14:28 — No Comments

Poem by Sir Walter Scott

"Soldier, rest ! Thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows no breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking".

Added by Mireille Picron on June 1, 2014 at 16:21 — No Comments

Sausage Dogs Persecuted - the Fall of Dachshund during WW1

I subscribe to Picturing the Great WarThe First World War Blog from Mary Evans Picture Library . The Mary Evans collection is simply amazing, I strongly recommend you take a look.

This story came in this morning and I wanted to share.  I know that everything German was taken off the shop shelves and the anti German sentiment meant significant changes including to birth of the House of Windsor, but as a dog lover I had…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on March 5, 2014 at 9:49 — No Comments

Logo Mons 2014-2018

On August 23rd,the official logo Mons 2014-2018 was presented to the public. How do you find it?…

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Added by Michel VASKO on September 2, 2013 at 10:31 — 1 Comment

George @cubcampaigner fundraising walk - CONGRATULATIONS

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on August 27, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Mons 2014-2018

If you want to know what is going to happen in Mons in 2014-2018: http://www.mons.be/decouvrir/histoire/1914-1918/dossier-de-presse-commemoration-en.pdf. Contact me if you require further information.

Added by Michel VASKO on August 26, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Is it a Battleship ?



A surprising Scottish island

Inchmickery is a tiny island in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, about a mile North of Edinburgh and only 100 metres by 200 metres.

During both World War I and World War II the island was used as a gun emplacement. The concrete buildings make the island look (from a distance) like a battleship. Although the island is now uninhabited much of this concrete super-structure remains largely intact and, on a foggy morning, you can quite believe there is a…

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Added by Mireille Picron on August 4, 2013 at 17:21 — No Comments

Kenyan heroes who died in First World War mere footnotes

Updated Saturday, July 20th 2013 at 19:14 GMT +3

By Amos Kareithi

When an Austria-Hungary monarch, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated 99 years ago in Sarajevo, it appeared like a remote act of no consequence. In Africa,…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on July 22, 2013 at 18:16 — No Comments

National War Memorial Dover

In celebration of their Commonwealth connections, a high-ranking delegation from Bangladesh visited East Kent last Friday to visit the site of the National War Memorial to be built on the White Cliffs. Led by Major Rafiqul Islam MP Bir Uttom, a renowned hero of Bangladesh’s own war of independence, the party of nine Members of Parliament and five officials was welcomed to Dover District Council by its Chairman and…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on July 17, 2013 at 11:25 — No Comments

Where now for re-enacting? Recent developments and challenges - what happens next? By Howard Giles

I found this interesting address and am interested on peoples views as to what has happened since Howard spoke.  Please let us know.

An address to NAReS AGM 20th November 2011…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on May 30, 2013 at 16:26 — No Comments

NESA - National Ex Services Association

Can you help those old codgers like me , who survived the second world war and before. I am in my ninety third year patched up and painted but still surviving.

I along with one or two friends created and run the National Ex…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on April 22, 2013 at 10:49 — No Comments

The encoded communications of World War II - a mystery wrapped in an Enigma

During warfare, one of the key aspects of communications is the ability to transmit…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on April 6, 2013 at 12:35 — No Comments

SS Mendi heroes remembered

Defence Web story written by Chris Szabo Monday, 18 February 2013 11:49

alt Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and its…

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Added by Spirit of Remembrance on February 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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