To Endure Under Pressure

| May 28, 2012

The Last Samurai (2003) (about General Hasegawa) Nathan Algren: How well does he know this man (Katsumoto)? Simon Graham: The General and Katsumoto fought together for the Emperor. Nathan Algren: He fought with the Samurai? Simon Graham: He IS Samurai. Oshi shinobu! As we enter our school we bow, lowering our heads and raising our […]

I’m Gonna Make This Place Your Home

| May 22, 2012

“As the ship pulled away from the dock, her decks crowded with khaki figures, the pipes played “The Skye Boat Song”. It was an unforgettable moment, both for those on the deck and those on the ship. It was to be five and a half long years before the battalion would come home. All too […]

Mine Craters on the Somme

| May 6, 2012

Lochnagar and Hawthorn Ridge Standing at its edge the mine crater of Lochnagar dwarfs all those who stand beside it staring down into its depth at the circle of poppy crosses at its base. The crater was created July 1, 1916 when the explosive packed mine was detonated by the Royal Engineers at 7:28 AM […]