What’s in a name?

Most of us will be familiar with the phrase 'Their name liveth for evermore' - suggested by Rudyard Kipling as the 'fine thought or words of sacred dedication' to be inscribed on Edwin Lutyens' great Stone of Remembrance. The phrase is unsurprisingly, of biblical origin - Ecclesiasticus 44 to be precise: 'There be of them,... Continue Reading →

War-Horses by G.M. Jeudwine

I came across this poem in 'The Horse and the War' by Capt. Sidney Galtrey. It's one of the most powerful verses on the plight of the war horse that I've come across so far. 'We combed you out from happy silences, On thymey downs;From stream-veined meadowlands alight with crownsOf buttercups, where, for you, shapely... Continue Reading →

‘Spiritual laws are also automatic’

‘Spiritual laws are also automatic’ is the epitaph of Edward Hastings Owen, 1st Battalion, The Buffs. A young man of 19 who was killed in the fighting around Ypres in May 1918, most likely as a result of gas. I have mentioned Private Owen before because his epitaph, out of the many 1000's I have... Continue Reading →

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