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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:03 am

Delighted for your friend Sinead, it was a lottery for tickets to the 100th year Anniversary of The Somme, at The Thiepval Monument, it will be a fantastic day of celebrations I'm sure. Best of luck to them and hope they have a wonderful time.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Harjoe » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:04 pm

Snowy I talked to my nephew Liam about going over to the Somme on July 1st to commemorate my Uncle Sgt William Dodd who died July 1st 1916 and he told me about the draw for tickets there were only 200 for Irish , also he booked his B & B ten years ago I only hope he gets tickets as he is big into the Dublin Fusiliers history and travels to the Somme every year ,so I will have to wait for my turn .
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:57 am

Wow ten years ago....he is well sorted so ;) I didn't know there was a limit on Irish people going :o You could still go yourself you just wont get near The Thiepval Monument until the ceremony is finished, it would have been amazing to get tickets for it. I am sorry now I didn't apply for them, :( If you are thinking of going over and would like to stay in Ypres I would recommend this B&B it's only 30 metres from the Menin Gate or pass it on to anyone you know that would be interested.....https://www.bedandbreakfast.eu/bed-and- ... em/546651/ its where I stay when there, lovely family run B&B.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby grammer » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:45 pm

|Interesting series here on youtube -WW1==

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUcyEs ... 69RRVhRh4A
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:35 am

grammer wrote:|Interesting series here on youtube -WW1==

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUcyEs ... 69RRVhRh4A



I'm hooked Grammer it's brilliant but there are 167 parts :o I'll get to see it all hopefully watching a few a day. Thanks for posting. wuu
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby grammer » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:30 am

Theres another series on BBC4 Snowy -I watched a double ep. last night -but its not on the BBC player dontknow dontknow
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:03 pm

Thought I'd post this just in case anyone is going to The Somme around this time.



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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:11 pm

Anzac Day 2016, Lest we Forget.


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Re: 11-11-11

Postby grammer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:58 pm

Great version of the old song Snowy.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:35 pm

Good one after listening to it I clicked onto Liam Clancy's version of The Band Played Waltzing Matilda,both songs emphasise the futility of WAR.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Sun May 01, 2016 8:21 pm

Just astounding, Well done to him. wuu wuu wuu




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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Rocker » Sun May 01, 2016 8:45 pm

Great idea. wuu wuu
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed May 04, 2016 3:59 pm

Phew, that must have taken some dedication.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Harjoe » Wed May 04, 2016 7:23 pm

That Brilliant well done to him
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Fri May 06, 2016 12:10 am

Thank's guys, it is amazing the amount time and effort to do something like that. I hope to go see this when it arrives at The Black Watch Museum in Scotland.


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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Harjoe » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:41 pm

As everybody knows tomorrow is the one hundred anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and I want to record how proud our family is of my uncle Sargent William Dodd Royal Dublin Fusiliers who was killed on the first day July 1916 my nephew Liam Dodd Jr and his family are over there as they got tickets for the celebrations at the Somme R I P WILLIAM.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:13 pm

May he Rest in peace. The Mother's brother Edward Traynor, Royal Dublin Fusiliers died in Flanders on 29th June 1915. Let's hope that such Wars never happen again.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Rocker » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:45 pm

Harjoe,

Thinking of your uncle William Dodd today. R.I.P William.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Snowhite » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:25 pm

Photo taken in a little Irish Country Garden, with thoughts for all the Irish men that gave their lives during the Battle of the Somme. Respect to them all, Lest we Forget. :(


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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Strum » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:49 pm

Nice thought Snowy.


Irish soldier’s diary reveals horrors of Battle of the Somme.


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Re: 11-11-11

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Sorry Bugrock just had to post these. :|
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby bugrock » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:58 pm

Always good to commemorate, Snowy.
I just don't know where the past begins. I have friends who saw some terrible things in Somalia and the Middle East, and who were also put in the position of deeds they can't forget. Brave young family men, suffering the dreaded PTSD.
I tend to honour these families because I meet them today. While respecting the sacrifices of past conflicts, I must consider those of today. Many are forgotten in favour of The Great ANZAC Spirit.
All who gave and served in just conflict must be honoured by those who remain. Lest we forget todays heroes and heroines.
I am sorry if I gave a wrong impression. My feelings tend to come over strongly in prose that could be written more accurately by a more skilled author.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Harjoe » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:07 pm

Well done Snowy I switched on the B B C News last night at 10 30 and my nephew was being interviewed about my uncle at the Thiepval Monument and they were talking about the fact that the Ulster Regiment and the Dublin Fusiliers lost so many on the first day ,they had a man from Belfast and My Nephew Liam comparing the two sides of the divide both north and south and the fact that Orange and Green died together on the first day ,SO SAD
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:03 pm

Harjoe,

That was great that your nephew Liam got on air. He has great knowledge of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.The coverage on T.V was good and very moving. I feel the commemorations are bringing both sides of Ireland closer. We have so many shared experiences both sad and joyful.
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Re: 11-11-11

Postby Sinead » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:51 pm

Bugrock:

I fully understand your position, I too know people who suffer PTSD from recent/current conflicts. This
knowledge helps me understand what those in the Great War suffered, this condition was not known
until recent times. As children how often did we jeer and walk around people who I now know, must
have had this awful condition.
1965 was the first time I saw the devastation caused in the Great War and the evening memorial in Ypes.
The mountains of munitions being dug up by the Belgium farmers was frightening. There was a large
mound which had to be watered constantly during hot weather because of the buried gases. At this time
there was no great concern for the large number of casualties during the Great War, there was no tourism
built around it.
War/conflict of any type is dreadful, zealots do not care who they kill or maim in their quest for their
goal.

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