March 24, 2010
Taranaki town Stratford is to honour its Gallipoli hero, Lieutenant Colonel William Malone.
A life-size bronze statue of Lt Col Malone was approved by Stratford District Council yesterday and could be unveiled on August 8 – the anniversary of the World War 1 battle for Chunuk Bair in Turkey, The Taranaki Daily News reported.
Lt Col Malone, 52, died on Chunuk Bair on August 9, 1915, probably from friendly fire from a British warship.
You can read something of my regiments history here.
February 26, 2010
These Argentines really are not the sharpest knives in the drawer are they.
Let me remind you…
The survivor of Pearl Harbor goes down.
Get stupid and the Royal Navy WILL feed you another tinfish. Back in your box Diego, Britain isn’t THAT distracted and we’ve already had this dicussion, it aint yours and the only thing you’ll get from taking another pass is a lot more dead young Argentines and a change of government.
November 11, 2009
Some of you may recall that a while back the Marines at the Embasy in Wellington very kindly presented Joan Ellis with a string of pearls in recognition of her self published book A String Of Pearls wich is a compilation of letters and stories from New Zealand woman and US marines who tell how it was to grow up in a world at war and what it was like for them in New Zealand during WWII. Joan is a resident of Paraparaumu where the Marines was based during the Second World War and they deployed to Pacific theatre from Wellington.
I posted it a while back and as you can Joan has commented on the post letting us know that she has both revised A String of Pearls and published her second book, Follow Me Back in Time which tells of Joans growing up during the depression years. From the blurp its looks like some very interesting stuff.
Both books are self published by Joan and frankly I think its a travesty that no publisher was willing to run with a A String of Pearls at the very least, but thats the political climate we live in.
You can take a look at them and purchase from Publishme.
A String of Pears
Follow me back in time.
September 28, 2009
Name: Michael Yon
Notes: I will be in and affecting your battle space for years to come. (By the way, you are losing the war. Hiding from correspondents does not change that fact.)
Go read Michael Yon, taking neither bullshit nor prisoners from the pommie officer class.
January 16, 2009
If they wanted peace they wouldn’t have fired 25 rockets into Israel today.
A car was struck in Beersheba injuring four civilians in violation of international humanitarian law. Expect MSM condemnation when Satan buys snow shoes.
Yes to Palestine, no to Hamas.
See if you can spot the subtle differences between a pro-Israel protest and a pro-Palestine one.
January 14, 2009
Then 12 rockets, and 5 mortars would not have hit Israel today including one hit on an educational insititute which was not sheltering military assets.
All they have to do is stop attacking Israel and it all stops.