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Dear Spo...

Dear Spo,

You’ve been on my mind so very much lately.  At times it’s good, and at times it’s excruciating.   I thought I’d write you a letter, though I know you can’t read it, because I really have to get my act together to make it through the next couple of weeks. 641 more words

March 1919

In the news 96 years ago…

The Inverness Courier of 25 March 1919 has an account by a young soldier taken prisoner after the Battle of Mons and held in poor conditions for four years till repatriated home. 146 more words


Finding a casualty of war

A few months ago I proclaimed on Facebook that I had found a distant relative who died at Gallipoli. Yesterday, I heard about a display that was going to be put up at work for ANZAC day and mention was made of family documents.  609 more words


100 Years Ago Today: TURKS SLAY REFUGEES

100 years ago today, The Gettysburg Times ran a second page article about a massacre of Armenians at the missionary compound in Urumiah, Persia (modern-day Urmia, Iran). 474 more words


Families Mark 25th Anniversary of Club Fire That Killed 87

(NEW YORK) — Family members and friends of victims gathered at a vigil Wednesday night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a social club fire that killed almost 90 people. 603 more words

Why are Australians so attached to a military event that happened 100 years ago, asks author Carolyn Holbrook

The Unauthorised Biography
By Carolyn Holbrook
Published by New South  www.newsouthpublishing.com
RRP $34.99 in paperback
ISBN 9781742234076

The catalyst for this book, writes Carolyn Holbrook, was the overarching question: why are Australians of the twenty-first century so emotionally attached to a military event that took place nearly one hundred years ago? 169 more words

Military History Books

St George's Day, Montreal, 1871

Montreal Gazette, 24 April 1871, page 2

St George’s Society – This society, together with the English Workingmen’s Society attended divine service in St George’s Church yesterday afternoon. 197 more words