Tag Archives: Somme


Armistice Day – we forgot to stand still for two minutes at 11 oclock (the house had been invaded by queen wasps from under the floor – I was stung). My dad was wounded on the Somme and I try … Continue reading

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War Horse

I’m half-way through Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. How easily I was coaxed into taking the pov of a horse! At times I’ve been damp eyed. My dad drove similar artillery horses on the Somme – fortunately for both of us he … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday

Today, I watched the ceremony at the Cenotaph in London. I remembered my dad who went to war on a horse. He was at the Second Battle of Ypres, and then wounded in 1916 by a German shell during the … Continue reading

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