April 2020

April 2020

CORONAVIRUS As the ‘lockdown’ continues, the nature of the times we are living through was highlighted by an email m…

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May 2020

May 2020

CORONAVIRUS I think we have possibly been doing President Trump an injustice as he is clearly something of a histori…

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March 2020

March 2020

CORONAVIRUS In these very worrying times there has been much reference to wartime Britain.  For most of us this is a ne…

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February 2020

February 2020

THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD Two:  “Mission Creep” It became apparent by January 1915 that the situation was not quite as was h…

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January 2020

January 2020

The Brusilov Offensive of 1916   General Aleksei Brusilov (1853-1926) who gave his name to the Brusilov Offensive was…

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December 2019

December 2019

Ember   A LAND FIT FOR HEROES For many of those that had returned from the War it would take more than a few months t…

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October 2019

October 2019

BRING THEM HOME - THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE REPATRIATION OF THE WAR DEAD The Armistice and the Versailles Treaty were just s…

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November 2019

November 2019

REMEMBRANCE For the last four years I have featured in the November Issue of Brumration those men from Sutton Coldfi…

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July

July

LAST OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARIES - THE SINKING OF THE GERMAN HIGH SEAS FLEET Last month we, and most others, overlo…

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August 2019

August 2019

Who controls Modlin, Controls Warsaw and Poland” (Bonaparte) Booking a Ryanair flight from Birmingham to Warsaw lands y…

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September 2019

September 2019

THE “SCENE IS SET” In this current era, we are familiar in both Military and Political circles of the term “mission …

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June 2019

June 2019

D DAY 6TH JUNE 1944This month’s Brumration is something of a departure from the norm as both my themes relate to World W…

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