Category Archives: Second World War

Epilogues

There are many alternatives to displaying your #LestWeForget sheet in the vicinity of a War Memorial. You could, perhaps, trace out your #LestWeForget in the damp sand of a South African beach.  Were I there, I’d choose a False Bay beach—the nearer to Kalk … Continue reading

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D Day landings

Today, as Europe commemorates the Normandy landings, with the British commemoration focused on Bayeux War Cemetery, we remember Able Seaman John Barkley, who is buried there, and was killed 70 years ago today. At this point, the bulk of the South Africans on active service … Continue reading

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