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As the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month dawns, I say thank you on Armistice Day

I don’t know anyone who has died during a conflict; during my childhood I met some who had survived World War II and they had incredible stories to tell, and I know someone who served in the Falklands and is … Continue reading

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The Rycharde Haythornthwaite Story. Chapter 1

I love books, I cherish every one of them; examining their cover, looking for clues about  what lies within and whether I might be sufficiently animated by the content to understand the mechanics of the story, or disappointed by its lack … Continue reading

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On the day of the World War 1 centenary I looked at my young sons and just couldn’t imagine them going to war

For the Boys Who Went to War (and the childhood they left behind) For the boys who went to war Their childish dreams aglow Of fighting with their friends, So little did they know. So little had they lived To know what … Continue reading

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