Category Archives: Britain

British Hedge Wall in India

ba   My friend Page forwarded this article from the Washington Post. Walls or ” the wall”  are so prominently in the news making this a most topical article. Gandhi’s march to the sea is mentioned and I have seen … Continue reading

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The Favourite . . . . A Film

After Mary Queen of Scots, I was so anxious to see The Favourite staring Queen Anne  of England. Her reign was 1702-1714,  She was the last of the Stuarts making her a descendant of Mary Queen  of Scots.  (1540-1567 ). … Continue reading

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The Christmas Spirit

British and German soldiers lay down their guns to sing Christmas carols on December 25, 1914. How could this happen?  Pope Benedict XV encouraged a Christmas truce but the idea was rejected.  But the Christmas miracle began on Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah

The New Music Hall on Fishamble Street, Dublin where The Messiah was first performed 1742. George Frederic Handel For many people attending a performance of The Messiah is the beginning of the Christmas Season.  The ancient scriptures set to the … Continue reading

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Helping the Helpless

About two weeks ago, I saw Dunkirk  the story of  the Allied forces trapped on the beach in France  as sitting ducks for  German guns.  They were trapped with no hope or help in  sight because no  large ships were … Continue reading

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D-Day Conneaut, Ohio

If you love history and want to learn more about this definitive battle of  WWII, I strongly recommend a visit.  In fact, we are going for our second year.  My friend Eric Montgomery, who was so  helpful in my journey … Continue reading

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La Fiere Bridge

Our paratroopers had many challenges when they jumped early in the morning of June 6th beside the darkness, fog, and inclement weather.  The Germans had invaded France several years before so were familiar with the the ancient hedgerows which were … Continue reading

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