Category Archives: Memorials and Monuments

OTD: VJ Day 2020

Victory over Japan Day (aka VJ day) is often overshadowed by the more “popular” VE Day¬† that is celebrated on 07 May. Yet we often forget that this day really signalled the end of the bloodiest conflict ever inflicted on … Continue reading

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OTD: Warsaw Uprising

On this day (01/08/1944) The Warsaw Uprising began. The Polish underground resistance, led by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa), attempted to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was timed to coincide with the retreat of the … Continue reading

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Unravelling the Rand Revolt Casualties

One of the many thousands of questions that I have asked myself since I started photographing war graves was: “How many people were killed during the Rand Revolt?” The assumption being that you actually knew what the Rand Revolt of … Continue reading

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OTD: Start of the Korean War

On this day; 25 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, signifying the start of the Korean War. As wars go this has become a forgotten one and in spite of having ended on 27 July 1953 the region has … Continue reading

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Remembering Pauline

War Grave photography can be a very rewarding experience, with highs and lows, and many times you are left shaking your head or just feeling angry with what you see. My post today is one that finally had closure for … Continue reading

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