Mons via London – An Odyssey

May 07, 14 Mons via London – An Odyssey

Posted by in London & Mons 2014, Travel

In this centenary year of the start of The Great War we’re off to view the battlefield of Mons where the BEF first engaged the Imperial German Armies of the Kaiser on 23rd August 1914. A place that my Great Grandfather, Lance Corporal Francis Fleming of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, would have known only too well. At the...

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In the Footsteps of a Hero

May 03, 14 In the Footsteps of a Hero

Posted by in London & Mons 2014, Miscellaneous, Travel

It seems to me the generation that faced down the hardships and horrors of total war in WWI (and WWII) were made of a special kind of stuff.
Honour; duty to country; grit; courage; sacrifice; determination and resolve are all words that can (as a generalisation) epitomise those generations.

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