There are Places that Captivate Us

| May 13, 2017

The Nile Campaign 1884 – 1885 As we walk from Liverpool train station the blue-green figure of an officer on a stone plinth attracts us. Together we walk across the roadway and stand before Major General George Earle CB, CSI. Upon the plaque KIRBEKAN stands out from the text and my mind, for I have […]

Scotland and the Victoria Cross: The Crimea

| May 3, 2013

The War in the Crimea 1854 – 1856 In London’s Hyde Park, 26 June 1857, there was an investiture, a unique gathering with Queen Victoria presenting, while on horseback, the first awards of the Victoria Cross. The Queen was particularly interested in the creation of this supreme award for valour that was founded in 1856. […]