true faith : LEST WE FORGET

by • November 8, 2014 • NewsComments (2)713

As I’m sure all of you are aware, tomorrow, 9/Nov/14 is Remembrance Sunday and the
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day has an added poignancy given the one hundred years anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

I’m sure many of you reading this have personal family histories tied up in various conflicts but none moreso than World War One and Two.

Our own club has experience of the two world wars and last season one of our writers, Ross Tweddell, completed some painstaking research to produce two pieces for the fanzine that we know many of you found extremely interesting.

It seems timely then that we put both of those articles up here for you to download and read FREE of charge ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Here they are:

United in The Wars – World War 1 – united_in_the_wars_ww1

United in the Wards – World War 2 – united_in_the_wars_ww2

Thank you.

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2 Responses to true faith : LEST WE FORGET

  1. Steve - the Mexican Geordie says:

    My paternal grandfather lied about his age to fight in the First World War (almost impossible to believe someone would do that these days) and was gassed but survived, although he suffered from lung troubles all his life after that. My maternal grandfather went to sign up for the Second World War but was declined because coal miners could not enlist – reserved occupation. Never forget! Just went to the Tower of London to see the poppy exhibition. Spectacular and moving.

  2. Pat Hughes says:

    My son went to London today to see the Poppy installation – it looks amazing. I observed the silence this morning and thought about my dad who died over 10 years ago – he never talked to me about WW2, all I know is that he served in Egypt with the Royal Signals and was part of DDay+2. He was also in Korea for a long while. My mum joined the ATS and spent a few years in Egypt which is where they met. I persuaded her to tell me about her training, long journey to Egypt and what she did out there. Fascinating stuff and I’m glad I noted everything down and I spent a few minutes this morning reading through her exploits. I still wish my dad had shared his memories about WW2 and Korea.