Halloa! I fear this box may never provide a description that could ever truly satisify the definition of description.
In saying that, I'm 26, from Liverpool, with a passion for Liverpool FC, history, and Star Trek. Ahem.
I suppose I should note that I am so utterly staid that the colour beige has pursued legal action against me on a number of occasions. Damned legal obligations...
Oh, and this blog is quite probably PG-safe (I guess what constitutes PG is subjective, so probably) as I very rarely swear and don't post images of a fleshy nature.
Oh, oh, and I have a fascination (um, irrepressible obsession) with the two world wars, which is why they appear so prominently in my Tumblr. Macabre, perhaps, but it's principally centred on a desire to contribute, however insignificantly, to the "perpetuation" of those who suffered immeasurably in the wars.
Robert Barnett, born Raphael Glitzenstein, was one of the youngest British soldiers to die during the First World War, aged 15 years and 6 months.
He was the child of Russian parents Barnett, who worked as a tailor, and Esther.
Sadly, he had enlisted after an argument with his parents and was killed on 19 December 1914, in an attack at Ploegsteert Wood.
A lone British violinist atop a tank in the First World War, c. unknown
"British violinist Albert Sammons atop a tank in Trafalgar Square, with St Martin-in-the-Fields in the background. 1916."
"Fred Andrews was a soldier from Birmingham who fought during World War I. He was killed in action in 1916 at 21 years of age. His mother produced this postcard in an effort to find him, and even sent copies to Germany. The phrase ‘Nicht ermittelt’ on the card roughly translates as ‘not verified’. German officials seem to have struggled to initially determine if Fred was dead or alive."