Sheep On The Somme – off to the printers

A complete draft, finished and with an initial proofing done. Sent off to the printers so I can see what is what. Thought you might like a peek at the WIP cover that I cooked up. It will probably change before the project is properly finished, but it's there for now. Can't wait to see … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – off to the printers

WW 1 poems – getting book-ified

A kittle update on one more project - turning the WW 1 poems that I have done YouTube readings for into book form. For a long time I had been of the view that a book/s would be unlikely because gaining lawful copies would only be possible at considerable cost. I checked again, just recently, … Continue reading WW 1 poems – getting book-ified

War Videos update

I've been plugging away with my self appointed task of cleaning up, shrinking down and re-posting WW1 videos on my YouTube Channel. Some old redone, and some new posted since my last update. I find the inconsistencies a little annoying (most of the audio was recorded some time ago and at different times), but I … Continue reading War Videos update

WW 1 videos – Mouquet Farm revisited

In the lead up to #AnzacDay 2021, a revised arrrangement of three #YouTube poems of the Battle of #Mouquet Farm destruction on the #WesternFront and #TheSomme during #WW1. I've combined them into one video instead of three, and realised I should be shrinking files before I post them to YouTube. I doubt it will affect … Continue reading WW 1 videos – Mouquet Farm revisited

With ANZAC Day approaching . . .

I thought I'd start to organise a few more of my poems inspired by images from World War 1. In particular the Western Front and The Somme. This link goes to today's work, but there is a playlist that includes several poems previously uploaded. Here is today's reading: https://youtu.be/givi-u0mWXI World War 1 - 3 poems. … Continue reading With ANZAC Day approaching . . .

A Remembrance Day 2020 poem on YouTube.

***Edit***I've got the hang of uploading these now and have started a playlist of WW 1 poems - 3 there so far. I'll change the link below to go to the playlist. I've managed to upload one of my World War 1 poems to YOuTube. A crude effort, but today is remembrance Day, so why … Continue reading A Remembrance Day 2020 poem on YouTube.

Nurses (2): wholesome

WW1 nurses having breakfast, on the verandah at the Aboukir Nurses Rest Home, Egypt, ca. 1915 https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/209714522?q=ww1+nurses&c=picture&versionId=230178312 and we bring youour darling girlsto these hotsands and strange places good morning enjoy your breakfast this may bethe lastwhole the lastwholesome for a while ______________________________________________________________________________ Would you like to be notified about changes and developments in my … Continue reading Nurses (2): wholesome

Ypres (41): an entrance (to irony)

  The entrance to the prison at Ypres, which was used as a forward dressing station by the 9th Australian Field Ambulance during the Third Battle of Ypres. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1015610 there’s ironyherein this bloody war churches are the firstto goin the name of god and people must prayto remnantsin mortar here we arewelcomedby the prison gate … Continue reading Ypres (41): an entrance (to irony)