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Offline Kalafrana

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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2013, 03:20:10 AM »
Sounds great! If you fancy visiting Plymouth, I would be delighted to meet you!

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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2013, 10:12:26 AM »
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We are going to SHAPE HQ NATO in Mons, Belgium!

That was the site of a major First World War battle, I believe.

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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2013, 01:26:09 PM »
Ann--that would be great. :) I definitely intend to get over to England--more than once!

Tim--yes, it was a major battle site. In some of my googling, it appears there will be a large commemoration in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WW1. I always feel WW1 is shamefully overlooked by history given it's tremendous influence on world events, so I will be interested in the various commemorations that I'm sure will be taking place all over Europe as well.

Since I've been collecting images of royals from roughly 1860-1940 for almost 20 years now, I am beyond excited to get back over to Europe. When we were in Germany from 1999-2002, we didn't have that much money given that I was a stay-at-home Mom with 2 young kids. Now we will have those kids plus one but I've worked again for several years and my husband makes more money. LOL I definitely want to go postcard hunting throughout the region. Plus, now I can buy from some of the ebay sellers who don't ship to the US! (And I can have any US-only sellers send stuff to my daughter in DE). There have been so many cards, photos, magazines, etc...I've had to pass on because they only ship within Europe. And Hoogstraaten's in person. :)  So I'm getting more and more excited about the move. :)
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Re: Off the Board for 2 weeks
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2013, 05:16:29 PM »
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I always feel WW1 is shamefully overlooked by history given it's tremendous influence on world events

No doubt because of World War II (or The Sequel, as TV Tropes calls it).  
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