War! what is it good for – I remember it well

Looking at the reports from Syria, brings back memories from when I was a child. Seeing the children being taken away from their homes. The destroyed homes, the heartless caretakers the clinical removal of people from their towns and cities. The children’s reaction to the bombing – how they hardly flinch at the sounds of … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1915

During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of England. The zeppelin, a motor-driven rigid airship, was developed by German inventor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin in 1900. Although a French inventor had built a power-driven airship several decades before, the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1981

On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death immediately kicked-off widespread rioting in Belfast, as young Irish-Catholic militants clashed with police and British Army patrols and started fires. … [Read the full story]

Whose fault is it?

After years of study and living history of the past hundred years, I have finally worked out why we are in such a bad way. The Second World War was a time of bombing and destruction and terrible loss of human life. Did we learn anything from two world wars? Well, we learned to keep … [Read the full story]

War hero dies falling from rollercoaster

A war hero fell to his death from a rollercoaster. US army veteran James Hackemer, 29…who lost his legs in a roadside bombing in Iraq…was thrown from the 90kph ride at a theme park near Buffalo, New York state. His mother Nancy said, “He was assisted on to the ride…he was doing what he wanted … [Read the full story]