A Bronze Statue of Saint Joan of Arc in Full Battle Armor Seen on the Grounds of St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 23, 2017)St. Anne Shrine, Sturbridge, MA — Gargoyles and Grotesques
The first shots and eventual capture of the American Revolution began at Fort William & Mary on December 14, 1774.
This fort in New Hampshire saw the only action of the subsequent American Revolutionary War to occur in the New England state. This initial attack was carried out by local patriots under John Langdon.
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this solitude pounds deafeningly
between my ears.
After the forgotten slap
inducing that first
sharp intake of air,
to my first memory
of a Dresden widow beaming down
into the four walls of my pram,
just what kind of oblivion did I inhabit;
how does it differ from the misery
gripping me now?
In this realm it is the sentence
of every soul to be alone,
even as flesh touches flesh,
reaching the heights of ecstasy
of mortal love.
Soon it is over
and the wails return,
cursing the passion which ensnared
this fractal of spirit
in a world of its own.
Copyright Francis 2020
Nov. 21, 1944 Dear Folks – BANG ! All in one and a half hours my bags are packed, my equipment is turned in, I climbed into a G.I. truck, I travel halfway across camp, I get out of the truck, I draw new company equipment, and unpack my bags. Now I’m in a new […]World War II Army Adventure (73) – Dear Folks – BANG ! – November 21, 1944 — “Greatest Generation” Life Lessons
Happy New Moon in Scorpio! The November 15, 2020 New Moon occurs at 12:07 a.m. Eastern US time, at 23° 17′ Scorpio. Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for Scorpio 24° (always round up for Sabian Symbols) is: PHASE 234 (SCORPIO 24°): AFTER HAVING HEARD AN INSPIRED INDIVIDUAL DELIVER HIS “SERMON ON THE MOUNT,” CROWDS ARE […]New Moon in Scorpio: Dreams, a Trojan War T-Square, and Peace — Laura Bruno’s Blog
Image from here High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of EarthAnd danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthof sun-split clouds,-and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager […]Rememberance Day. 2020 — willowdot21
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Though the Treaty of Versailles, signed on June 28, 1919, marked the official end of […]The first Armistice Day, 1918 — faujibratsden
Veterans For Peace UK 1 h · BREAKING THE SILENCEThe two minutes’ silence on Armistice Day was first interrupted in 1920 by none other than 10,000 veterans, impoverished, starving & betrayed by a government & a capitalist system that erased their sacrifice for profit. They’d gathered in Victoria Street, parallel with Whitehall. When the new Cenotaph was […]Veterans For Peace UK — Opher’s World
*Here is another aspect of the end of WW1 — the ‘German Revolution‘.
Wars to end all wars
Remembering the fallen
Never ending war
Copyright Francis Barker 2020
The Road to Unity and Peace In today’s world, it cannot be denied that chaos reigns everywhere. Peace has become just a concept, a battle cry but rarely has it been manifested. War, insurgency, armed conflicts, violence have become synonymous and ubiquitous. Its aftermath leaves scars, a trail of blood of the unsuspecting and of […]Book Review # 205: Apeirogon — The Pine-Scented Chronicles
*Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020
The Chronicles of History is looking to develop a writing team for the blog and I am looking for guest posters if any history writers are interested in having their work published and shared on our site! The blog mainly covers U.S History, Medieval History, Royal History, and both World Wars. We also share book […]Want To Share Your Writing? Join Our Writing Team! The History Table & Other Updates! — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY