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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May 2019

May 2019

WAR GRAVES I have previously written about War Graves in Sutton Coldfield in relation to commemorating those men whose …

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February 2019

February 2019

THE HOME FRONT Newspapers were pleased to report in January 1919 that in their localities there had been no new repo…

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March 2019

March 2019

ESCAPERS ALL My thanks to those of you who came to February’s meeting and heard my talk ‘Escapers All’.  It is still…

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April 2019

April 2019

RETURNING PRISONERS Returning prisoners had from as early as 1914 been an important source of information.  In 1914 …

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January 2019

January 2019

A belated Happy New Year to you all Looking at Newspapers for December 1918/January 1919 there were many familiar stori…

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December 2018

December 2018

REMEMBRANCE 2018 There appear to have been record attendances at Remembrance services this year.  For the first time in…

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November 2018

November 2018

NOVEMBER 1918 This Brumration is being prepared as we move towards the Armistice Commemorations on November 11th. There…

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September 2018

September 2018

THE CONDITION OF THE INDIAN ARMY I914 For many years the Indian Government, The British Raj, had relied on the revenue …

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October 2018

October 2018

WAR AND THE CANADIAN ROCKIES An exhibit on World War 1 and World War 2 I saw recently at the Whyte Museum of the Canadi…

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August 2018

August 2018

WHAT DID ADRIAN, BRODIE AND HADFIELD HAVE IN COMMON? By Bob Butcher Answer:   They were all steel helmets. The war…

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July 2018

July 2018

PRIVATE JOSEPH RILEY, 1ST BATTALION SHERWOOD FORRESTERS. One of the pleasures of giving my talk at various WFA Branc…

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