Month: December 2021

Christmas 1914

I wrote this blog a year ago but the image of men coming out of the trenches to greet each other on Christmas morning remains as vivid as ever. History is filled with acts of barbarity, and modern history has more than its share. One of the most barbaric battlefields...

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In Praise of Model Trains II

In my last blog I wrote about the Christmas present I received when I was 6 or 7, a model train that introduced me to the hobby I have enjoyed ever since. It was one of two moments that I remember vividly that compelled me into model railroads. The second moment was...

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In Praise of Model Trains

My last blog was on strategic bombing. A bit grim! I want to set aside my usual historical themes for this blog. As they used to say on ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus:’ ‘now for something completely different.’ In 1949, a mere 70+ years ago, my brother and I received a...

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