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20TH CENTURY CONFLICT ARCHEOLOGY the fastest disappearing archeology in the UK according to the British Council of Archeology
 
"Give me shelter, shelter from the storm!"
WW2 Air raid shelter next to Farsley Cenotaph and Auxiliary Fire Service signs on an adjacent Spinning Mill from the same period.
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My parents 10 & 9 years old at the time didnt really take it in Brothers Cousins etc disappeared and where not mentioned (loose lips sink ships).
The Air Riad siren would sound regularly but it was only over flights by the Nazi Luftwaffe enroute to Manchester Liverpool Sheffield etc only a couple of times was my home town bombed and that may or may not have been by mistake
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"Once a gunner always a gunner stand easy now with love and respect from all ranks who served in 45 field regiment."
And thats how we honour heros
Standing room only at funeral of World War Two soldier after appeals are made on social media.
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Anyone with bored Junior Archaeologists underfoot or just if they love the whole Horrible Historys thing these upcoming school holidays.
The Council of British Archaeology is hosting over 1,000 events across the UK
#BeatTheHolidayBlus  
About the Festival of Archaeology. Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists.
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We aren't going we'll be in Clacton 
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#SpanishCivilWar80  No Pasaran (they will not pass ) sometimes the only Spanish these boyos could speak but they went, if they could shoot rabbits then they could shoot Facists vvvv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7dBBCHYcZs
On the 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, Dr Hywel Francis looks back at the Welsh volunteers who went to fight for the Spanish Republic.
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At 07.15 am GMT 80 years ago today, 11th July 1936. Captain Charles William Henry "Cecil" Bebb ex-RAF and a member of MI5 & MI6 set off from Croydon Airport in a de Havilland Dragon Rapide bound for the Canary Islands.
He and his travelling companions mission was to transport General Franco from the Canaries to Spanish Morroco so as to be at the head of Spanish Army in Morroco for the start of the coup to overthrow the democratically elected Spanish Government.
For 80 years the British Government and Intelligence services have denied any knowledge or involvement. #SpanishCivilWar80  
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Shameful! 
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Right lets start #Fridaynightrockshow  with an oldie but goodie Rat Catchers Mallet
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"calm down there lar"
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"Give me shelter, shelter from the storm!"
WW2 Air raid shelter next to Farsley Cenotaph and Auxiliary Fire Service signs on an adjacent Spinning Mill from the same period.
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That's great Simon, I love these . 
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Martyn and Jo I hope you've packed the girls rain gear ?
A whirling column of air and water mist provides a stunning sight off the Suffolk coast.
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Many Happy Returns LD Williams
You Old...
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Thanks Simon :)
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The hillsides ring with "Free the people"
Or can I hear the echo from the days of '39?
With trenches full of poets
The ragged army, fixin' bayonets to fight the other line
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+Simon Smith also seen Beevor's book, need to check it out. Hadn't heard of the other ones. Original post deleted somehow! 
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#Fridayrockshow   #Somme100  
For democracy any man would give his only begotten son!
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Dear National Union of Teachers, thanks to your recent one day strike I'm now forced to eat this lush slice of triple chocolate cake.
My next door neighbours kids whom I looked after for the day didnt like cake?
Get your priorities straight! Kids must like cake
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Never too old to have fun, I spend my days like that and love it. I like that 'uncle Simons' 
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Amateur European Military Historian 1932-46
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Happily Divorced  I worked in Insurance in Leeds doing various roles. My hobby ,no obsession is European Military History 1932-46 and am into Military Archaeology and preservation of sites in the UK which I research and I also wargame Map Sim. by email with similarly minded folk. In the Map Simulations we role play the Generals and ranks above and try and replay Campaigns in the past but with our own personal touch, we also try recreate Campaigns that did not leave the planning table   

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