Tagged: History

Poppies at the Tower of London - 2014. 1

Whether ‘Tis April or November…Just Remember.

“Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. These laid the world away; poured out...

UN Security Council Chamber - Not exactly a table but more a long curved desk. 0

A Seat at the Table

The United Nations was formed under charter in 1945 and it’s Security Council took its first session a year later. The United Nations as a whole was formed in response to the inadequacies of...

The Ramones - They all had the same surname...but they weren't brothers. 0

The Year Punk Broke

I’ll get straight to the year in question. It was 1991 and according to the title above quoting a rockumentary film of the same name, this series of European concerts by a group of...

Pan Am - edit 0

The Death of an Airline

510 Passengers, 27 crew, 600 million worth of hardware and thousands of paying customers. That is what Malaysia Airlines have lost since March. In terms of losses for a single airline there is little...

The Himalaya's A.K.A. 'The Ceiling of the World'. 0

The Ceiling of the World

Mountaineering has always held great appeal to me. As a New Zealander, I grew up hearing of the feats of the late Sir Edmund Hillary and later those of the great Tyrolean – Reinhold...

Only say it if you mean it. 0

Mayday Mayday Mayday

This is not a distress call. I am not in distress. I’ve been told that saying these words falsely over the airwaves is a federal crime in the U.S. and can result in a...