The Verdun Memorial Bench

The Verdun Memorial Bench at Kew Gardens It could be so that many Kew Garden visitors choose to take a rest at this memorial bench without realising the meaning of it. Hope and Remembrance It immediately caught my eye as something extraordinary, and a carved inscription beneath the seat tells the story that the wood comes from an acorn found […]

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Armistice Day 1918

Today is the Centenary of the end of World War One. Last month Henry and I spent a day in the Imperial War Museum in London to see the porcelain poppies in remembrance of the fallen from that terrible war. The real flowers grew when the earth was thrown around due to massive bombings and became a symbol of the […]

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The Battle of Jutland

Sea War Museum in Denmark War memorial outside the museum for the lost marines Last year a new museum opened at the west coast of Denmark to make a memorial park for the 9000 British and German navy personal who perished on the last day of May 1916. The thunder from the canons were heard at the coast where the […]

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