Category Archives: WFA webinars

Webinars which started during Lockdown 2020

Sunny day, dreary night

While the Armistice was signed at 11am on 11 November 1918, it was not the end of the war. There was still a bit of mopping up to do. There were also a lot of service personnel that had to … Continue reading

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Viking glory

I saw a shield maiden this morning. At least, I think I did. She was your typical Nordic goddess with thick blonde plaits, her blue eyes fixed to the road ahead as she drove her massive compactus away from the … Continue reading

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I likes me drop o’ rum

In 1944, David Lean directed the film version of Noël Cowards play, This Happy Breed. Coward wrote the play in 1939 but, because of the outbreak of the Second World War, it was not performed until 1942. It was very … Continue reading

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Dull end to hostilities

I was chatting to Phil in Waitrose today. After explaining where I’d been since January, I asked him what was new with him. He told me that he wanted to travel and, to that end, had decided to take a … Continue reading

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Brief return to Ekerö

I have been waiting ages for my S1 certificate to arrive from the UK. Unfortunately, it took longer than the standard 15 days and, subsequently, it arrived at the house we were staying at in Ekerö. We decided to go … Continue reading

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The German side of things

I have attended quite a few Western Front Association webinars since joining a few years ago. Actually, Dr Kirsty Bennett introduced me, suggesting I watch one and I’ve been hooked ever since. Sometimes they’re not very good but, generally, they … Continue reading

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Finding the lost soldiers

Last night I attended a WFA webinar about The Fromelles Project 2008-2020. It was presented by Professor Margaret Cox PhD who was Scientific Advisor for the project responsible for archaeology, anthropology and identification. It was utterly fascinating. The project involved … Continue reading

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Swedish bureaucracy is wearing me down

I feel sorry for the bus drivers who give a big cheery “God morgon!” as people get on the bus, only to be ignored by sullen faces. Mind you, they might just be getting in early because, while I started … Continue reading

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Meatballs and marzipan

I took Sue four mince pies in today. She was very pleased and vowed to have them for morning tea. I assumed she’d share them with Hannah but, apparently, not. Regardless, Hannah, was full of the joys of Christmas. She’s … Continue reading

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More Tory lies

I have never really bought into the whole ‘Churchill as hero’ cult. To my way of thinking, he was just like every other leader in that he didn’t actually go into battle for something he believed in. Rather, he happily … Continue reading

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