Month: December 2012

1918 Xmas Card
Lemuel Lyes Collection

Cannibals in the Trenches

Time for a History Geek first, I’m blogging while traveling by bus from Christchurch to Dunedin. I haven’t used this Word Press app on my ipad before so apologies in advance for any poor formatting or embarrassing autocorrected text. So what is the topic of choice for my […]

WW1 Xmas card from the N.Z. Division in France 1918
Lemuel Lyes Collection

Xmas 1918

In my last post I shared a Christmas card that was sent by a New Zealand soldier who was about to head off to fight in the Battle of El Alamein in the Second World War.  To make sure it arrived in time the card was sent on […]

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Christmas Recommendations

In my last post I shared a Christmas card sent by a New Zealand artillery gunner from the Battle of El Alamein and by comparison made light of our own silly season stresses.  I apologize.  I know that it can be a crazy time of year so I […]

4 N.Z. Field Regiment Christmas Card 1942
Lemuel Lyes Collection

Merry Christmas from El Alamein

It is that wonderful time of the year again.  Deadlines are looming, traffic is congested, frantic shoppers jostle for position at the cashier and all the while we are being mocked by sadistically ironic jingles about what a wonderful time we are supposed to be having.  It sure […]