Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

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Taking Things For Granted?

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day I wanted to pen a tribute to the 10,000+ Allied casualties who lost their lives during the Normandy invasion, on June 6th 1944. Codename Operation Neptune, a massed incursion aiming at securing an Allied foothold on Western France. This offensive ultimately securing an area which by the end of June had allowed the landing of 875,000 Allied forces, significantly strengthening their WWII position against […]

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Peace In Our Time?!

On this Day in 1938 the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was lauded for bringing ‘peace to Europe’, after he announced he’d signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. He had just returned to the UK after a conference in Munich, where the subject of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland was discussed with Germany, France and Italy. It was reported that Chamberlain found Hitler amiable, until he asked him if Groucho Marx can have […]

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