Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One.  This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…

Pinwheel Poppies – A Remembrance, Armistice or Veteran’s day activity

Both my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One. This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes called is November 11…

Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum est'. For those tho dies in WW1, started 100 years ago today

Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum est'. For those tho dies in WW1, started 100 years ago today

"November pierces with its bleak remembrance Of all the bitterness and waste of war. Our silence tries but fails to make a semblance Of that lost peace they thought worth fighting for...." - opening lines of "Silence" by Malcolm Guite

Silence; a sonnet for Remembrance Day

"November pierces with its bleak remembrance Of all the bitterness and waste of war. Our silence tries but fails to make a semblance Of that lost peace they thought worth fighting for...." - opening lines of "Silence" by Malcolm Guite

"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" The Tower of London's display of 888,246 Ceramic Poppies commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI, by Paul Cummins

"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" The Tower of London's display of 888,246 Ceramic Poppies commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI, by Paul Cummins

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939. You can read the newspaper headlines from that day at The British Newspaper Archive.

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939. You can read the newspaper headlines from that day at The British Newspaper Archive.

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

Ok, we'll start with this 'little' list...Timeline of World War II in Europe...#ingraphics

Ok, we'll start with this 'little' list...Timeline of World War II in Europe...#ingraphics

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

UK -- The 'Suffragette Look' as worn by Norah Balls. The suffragette uniform was introduced in 1908. During the winter months members of the WSPU were required to wear 'full dress uniform' of a ' white frock with regalia and colours' to all indoor meetings and breakfast receptions. During the summer months this uniform was also worn to all outdoor processions and rallies.     Artist/Photographer/Maker  Women's Social and Political Union

UK -- The 'Suffragette Look' as worn by Norah Balls. The suffragette uniform was introduced in 1908. During the winter months members of the WSPU were required to wear 'full dress uniform' of a ' white frock with regalia and colours' to all indoor meetings and breakfast receptions. During the summer months this uniform was also worn to all outdoor processions and rallies. Artist/Photographer/Maker Women's Social and Political Union

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