75 years on, my contemplations

On this night seventy five years ago (approximately 2330 5th June), my grandfather, Corporal Jack Carter, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, his friends and thousands of others just like them ,would have been preparing for the beginning of the invasion of northern Europe. He was 21 years old and was part of… Continue reading 75 years on, my contemplations

Lest we forget

THE THOUSAND YARD STARE   Saucer eyed with whitewashed skin, the soldier stares into the distance   The noise around him fading to background static   Saw action he did this boy of nineteen, now become a man   Numb from the pain, the smoke and the blood   The edges of his vision blur… Continue reading Lest we forget