Granddad’s Armistice in letters and recollections. Glimpses ante hoc of Cameronians & Royal Scots (52nd Division) in the Eastern Mediterranean and on the Somme; of ambulance trains in Northern France; of 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment (11th Division) during the terminal Hundred Days Offensive to Mons, Belgium; and post hoc of base hospitals, influenza, and an exchange with one Wolfram Sterry regarding his brother Karl. Introducing Kandy the Maltese terrier.
A rubbish heap in which a Ukrainian nuclear fireman finds romance with Willie Nelson.
A treasure trove from the tunnel bores for Amsterdam’s controversial North-South metro line.
Whether Cervantes saw it or not, it is possible as he describes.
More inanity from the Hackney organity.
Lukewarm barrel organ-ish ephemera from Hackney, London and thereabouts.
Floodwaters took his barrel-organ, he held onto his only source of income, Fido was on a string.
A Hamburg organ-grinder’s dad at Waterloo, and whatever happened to his son’s Drehorgellieder?
“Feverish nag piss”.
The geopolitical consequences of a German victory don’t bear thinking about.