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Remembrance day blog post

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:49 pm
by nath

Re: Remembrance day blog post

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:49 am
by Probably Shirts
Nice one Nath.
Have a look at the Last Post Association website - http://www.lastpost.be/ . This is the organisation that has played the Last Post well over 29,000 times at the Menin Gate in Ypres at 8.00pm each evening since 1928. If you are interested in the sacrifice of WW1 in particular, or any war in general, that is a seriously amazing place to visit.

I felt particularly humbled there because my family was incredibly lucky in that all of them that went to war came home intact, and you realise when you are there that it is really much more luck than skill that got them killed or not.

Re: Remembrance day blog post

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:50 pm
by nath
Thanks dude, I appreciate it :thumbup:

I'm incredibly thankful to the guys at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for their help in establishing the details about Hampshire's sinking. As mentioned in the blog it became the subject of a Clive Cussler novel a few years ago (if anyone knows the title it'd be brilliant) and I'm trying to discover if I'm related to the James Bond who lent Ian Fleming the name back in the 50's...

Once again,thanks for reading it mate :thumbup:

Re: Remembrance day blog post

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:34 pm
by Probably Shirts
I had a quick check on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hampshire_(1903) and it was "Crescent Dawn".

Re: Remembrance day blog post

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:53 pm
by nath
Awesome. Cheers again :thumbup: