Monthly Archives: March 2018

Have interesting Easter

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 28th March, 1941 : UK civilian casualties to date: 28,859 killed, 40,166 seriously injured.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 27th March, 1941 : Revolution in Yugoslavia. Bloodless coup carried out by a group … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 26th March, 1941 : Reconnaissance aircraft of the 10th Fliegerkorps based in Sicily warn … Continue reading

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O heavens, heavens,

…from the quills of the dead white poets Osip Mandelshtam 1891 -1938 O heavens, heavens, see you in my dreams! It is impossible — you had become so blind, And day was burned as if a page — to rims: … Continue reading

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Here we go

From Mark Steyn The Shadow over our heads: “…Herr Sellner’s speech is plainer-spoken, yet temperate and sobering. It is also withering about the state of free speech in a land that did much to spread the concept around the globe … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 21st March, 1941 : The Italian General Gariboldi takes over as the new Governor … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 19th March, 1941 : Admiral Weichold, representative of the German navy at the Italian … Continue reading

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“By the Hoof of the Wild Goat”

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) By the Hoof of the Wild Goat uptossed From the cliff where she lay in the Sun Fell the Stone To the Tarn where the daylight is … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 17th March, 1941 : General Cunningham’s troops (11th and 12th East African Divisions and … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 13th March, 1941 : Fierce fighting continues between the attacking Italians and the defending … Continue reading

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Poverty

…from the quills of the dead white poets Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Has heaven reserv’d, in pity to the poor, No pathless waste, or undiscover’d shore? No secret island in the boundless main? No peaceful desert yet unclaim’d by … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th March, 1959 : As people rush with ever-increasing fervour to furnish living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms on the ‘never-never’, the hire purchase system came under attack today in the House of Representatives. Hire … Continue reading

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Science Unlimited

 

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 7th March, 1941 : The first contingents of the British expeditionary force to Greece … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 6th March, 1941 : German military authorities in Holland condemn to death 18 members … Continue reading

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The Dalliance of the Eagles

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Skirting the river road, (my forenoon walk, my rest,) Skyward in air a sudden muffled sound, the dalliance of the eagles, The rushing amorous contact high in … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 3rd March, 1919 : Although Russia is still gripped by civil war, the Bolshevik leaders today established the Comintern, an official vehicle for world revolution. The Comintern, the abbreviation for Communist International, was formed … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 2nd March, 1941 : Mussolini arrives in Albania to inspect the troops fighting there. … Continue reading

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Not a Liberal

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There are mysteries of the Australian commentariat which stops a casual observer in his tracks. That the left prefers the Liberal Party to be led by the ALP Trojan horse is obvious and … Continue reading

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