Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors: Remembrance Day, War Vehicles #remembranceday #shortstory #warvehicles

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Today is Remembrance Day and so I’ve decided to share a few of the pictures from my visit to the South African War Museum and the Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridgeshire, UK.

South African War Museum

All these war machines have doors. You can see the door nicely in the last picture of a tank.

Duxford Imperial War Museum

Recording of my short story, The Warning

The Warning features in Wings & Fire anthology edited by Dan Alatorre and is about the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886 which destroyed the famous Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand.

A few of my blogging friends have expressed interest in this short story so I made this recording which also includes some of my own photographs from our trip to this area in 2016 and some paintings of the Pink and White Terraces and the eruption by Charles Blomfield.

I apologies for my pronunciation of the local names. I tried to pick up the pronunciation but promptly forgot when I had to say the word.

54 thoughts on “Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors: Remembrance Day, War Vehicles #remembranceday #shortstory #warvehicles

  1. Wonderful doors, Robbie. I visited Duxford Imperial War Museum with my friend in Ipswich in 2011 and I have pictures of some of those planes. I have to come back and finish listening to your reading. You read well.

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  2. A few years back, my son was in the Seaforth Highlander cadets. Every November 11th the cadets would march in the Remembrance Day parade. Many times, the Remembrance Day ceremony would be held in rain and in snow conditions. Don and I would watch from a distance bundled up in our warm coats, while these young people honoured those who had served. They stood for hours and were noticeably cold.

    My mind went to the past as I heard the familiar lines of “In Flanders Fields.” And to the soldiers in the trenches where cold and fear were ever present. We will remember them.

    “Have you news of my boy Jack?”
    Not this tide.
    “When d’you think that he’ll come back?”
    Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.”

    From the poem, My Boy Jack, by Rudyard Kipling

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  3. Wonderful and frightening pictures. I’m thankful South Africa had a means of defending themselves when those weapons were being used and hope their new home remains a museum.

    Good story! You have an excellent reading voice.

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  4. I hope you had a peaceful Remembrance Day, Robbie. Thanks for the pics and the story. I liked the way that you incorporated photos and paintings of the eruption into your video. And your voice is always engaging. Great story.

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