The Home Front Has Returned

| April 2, 2020

The Math is Staggering The Home Front has returned. Mobilized now to fight an invisible enemy the need is great. Like those who gathered materials for two world wars they work…long days… with heart, dedication, love, concern. During the Great War those on the home front accepted linens, cottons, flannels and blankets to be re-purposed, […]

Say Not “Good-Night”

| November 9, 2016

But in Some Brighter Clime He was a soldier, unknown to me, but through my wanderings across Flanders I stumble upon his place. He is there with his fellow soldiers… who knew not what the day would bring. But this day, this time, this place, I stop a while and think upon his life and […]

Sister in a Titan’s Shadow

| April 15, 2012

RMS Britannic Another White Star Line Sinking This week has seen an extraordinary amount of film at home and in the theatre with the launch of James Cameron’s 3-D version of Titanic. Ceremonies have recognized the 100th anniversary of the loss of this titan on its maiden voyage, such as in Halifax, (the City of […]

Gallantry on the Somme: Chavasse VC & Bar, MC

| March 10, 2012

Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC and Bar, MC Royal Army Medical Corps attached 1/10th The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment For several years I have visited the exhibits of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, England. There is much to see, with artifacts (both large and small), documents, and artworks sharing the exhibition space in a rich […]