Dominated by a sojourn in the Czech Republic.
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.
Karl Nagl’s claim that, unlike the Germans, Viennese organ-grinders are musicians, because they have “crank-sense.” And female yodelling with Dudlerinnen Trude Mally and Maly Nagl.
A rubbish heap in which a Ukrainian nuclear fireman finds romance with Willie Nelson.
Bit late. Twitter trouble. Apologies for any distress caused. Money-back guarantee applies.
A treasure trove from the tunnel bores for Amsterdam’s controversial North-South metro line.
Cranking it up along the River Lea.
The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.