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#Auschwitz: a Harrowing Historical Reminder of the Horror of the War and Human Cruelty 

Over the years, I have watched quite a few films and documentaries about this horrific concentration camp which killed more than a million people, both Jews and other prisoners transported there from all over Europe. So when we decided to … Continue reading

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A Historical Tour de #Belgium: #Bruges, #OstendAtlanticWalls and #Ypres

Following John’s post Remembering Great Granddad George, I am filling in some gaps and sharing a few more pictures of our ‘expedition’ to our European cousins. Yes, I have wanted to visit Bruges for quite sometime, long before I saw the … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Granddad George – Four Co-incidences

by John Kirk My great-grandfather, George Gittos, died on April 16th 1918 during the Battle of Paschendaele near Ypres in Belgium. I once went out with a girl, Marie-Claude from Lille which is less than an hour from Ypres. On … Continue reading

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An Informative, Intriguing Adventure into the Middle Kingdom – #ChinAlive by Bob Jonas

As a norm, A YA book is not amongst my chosen holiday reads, however, the title of ChinAlive grabbed my attention on GoodReads and I put it on my to read list for 2014. New year, new challenges, hence trying something … Continue reading

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