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.
"The British 7th Division on the march from Bruges to Ostend, 8 October 1914. This move was made in order to cover the landing of the 3rd Cavalry Division, which had left Southampton on 7th October and was to disembark at Ostend. The landing had to be covered, as reports were received that large German forces had concentrated at Lille and were moving westward. "
© IWM (Q 53345) 25th Oct.,1914 Nurse adjusts blanket for wounded Indian prior to transport…
A barricade manned by an Australian Lewis Gun crew during the assault on Peronne and St. Quentin. When Germany lost control of these two towns, they effectively lost control of the Somme River battle area and pulled back to the Hindenburg Line, 2 Sept., 1918…
“We received the following message tied to a stone from the opposite German trenches. —-We’re going to open fire with artillery. We don’t want to do this but we’ve been ordered to. It will come this evening, and we’ll blow a whistle first so you’ll have time to take cover.”
— Regimental War Diary, 5th Leicester Regiment, World War I. (via peashooter85)