Tag Archives: War

Joyeux Noel…

… a movie based on true accounts of the 1914 Christmas Truce’s which sprang up between enemy troops along various fronts during the First world War. Whilst aspects of this might seem completely unreal to those of us who weren’t … Continue reading

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Currently on the idiot box…

… there’s an advert for a “reality” show called Navy Divers.  It fair does my head in – just that advert, and just one particular part of it.  About three quarters in, this Instructor pipes up with something along the … Continue reading

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My mum dropped a fresh ‘yarn’ into my lap today…

… it was newly formed and still a little ‘squeaky’ in places – but remains poignant none the less – more so because it reminds me about the marvels of the Human race – the bizarre happenings that associate themselves … Continue reading

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