‘One day I will find the right words and they will be simple’

Many of you will know that epitaphs of the First and Second World War are a keen interest of mine. The power of the words and the history behind the CWGC headstones is something I've written about many times before and I'm often found Tweeting various inscriptions which have caught my eye both at home … Continue reading ‘One day I will find the right words and they will be simple’

‘If I fall I shall have done something with my life worth doing’

In September I took a friend over to Flanders on a day trip and we stopped at the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. The village of Ploegsteert (Plugstreet as it was known to the troops during the war) lies to the south of the town of Ypres, close to the French border. For the majority … Continue reading ‘If I fall I shall have done something with my life worth doing’