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While you’re still in bed, veterans are queuing to take their place on Horseguards for #remembranceday2022
Mirror video supremo @EddieHenryJames and I are with them - wearing the #MissingMedal @thehuwedwards
Streams of veterans of all services coming past us, all wearing varieties of medals. Some weighed down with them.

Nuke test vets will be the only guys here with no medal. #missingmedal
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10 Facts About The Rwandan Genocide.

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On this day in 1994, began the Rwandan Genocide. Close to a million people; overwhelmingly Tutsis, were massacred in Rwanda.

Here are 10 facts about one of modern human history's most gruesome events.
10: It took place between two ethnic groups populating Rwanda: the Hutus and the Tutsis.

It wasn’t until European colonists arrived during the 1950s, that a divide developed between the two groups. The Europeans saw the Tutsis, who were taller with European ‘aristocratic’
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On Monday I was delighted to give an IN PERSON talk (well ventilated & masked) with Abingdon @u3a_UK about War, Peace & Remembrance in relation to my @unbounders novel #EchoHall…
I talked about my parents and grandparents who lived through World Wars 1 & 2, experiencing hardship, camaraderie, loss, suffering, fear & absence and how that informed the stories of Ruth, Elsie & Rachel in #EchoHall .…
I also spoke about being a pacifist & how being married to a pacifist & long term peace activist helped me understand my character Rachel, whose husband is a CO in #EchoHall…
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#NVHOW20 Introducing Liam Markey @Liam_Markey94 @LivUni @britishlibrary @ESRC ‘Living Memory and the Commemoration of the First World War in Britain’ - commemorative practices and the social conditions which led to their creation #FWW #Remembrance #FirstWorldWar
1 #NVHOW20 This presentation will look at the role living memory has played in transforming British collective memory of the First World War (FWW). I posit that the issue of first-hand experience has greatly influenced modern representations of the conflict
2 #NVHOW20 Since 1919, the FWW has been commemorated in Britain through a national 2-minute silence, where the public is asked to contemplate the sacrifice of those killed in the FWW
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At @MountVernon.
DYK: #GWMountVernon is owned & maintained in trust for the people of the US by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private/non-profit organization.
Join me & help preserve George Washington's home & legacy.
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Get ready for a #TwitterTour

The mansion is closed due to #Covid19, but perhaps a 📷 or two from the grounds of the home of America’s first president, George Washington, & perhaps the most visited historic home in the USA: Mount Vernon @MountVernon in Virginia.
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Ok... let’s get started.
A #TwitterTour of Mount Vernon #GWMountVernon @MountVernon 🇺🇸 to follow…
Thread. The home of George & Martha Washington & the most popular historic home in America.

Note: The mansion itself is temporarily closed but check out: Image
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Little known WW2 history for #AnzacDay: Formosan civilians (from now #Taiwan) were considered 'Japanese enemy aliens' & were interned in #Australia during WW2. More Formosan soldiers were captured in POW camps in New Guinea, & later Manus Islands. My great uncle died in one. (1) ImageImageImage
In the Loveday camp alone, there were 600 Formosan civilians. In addition to the hardship and lack of freedom, "Formosan internees were bullied for not signing allegiance to the emperor (Japan)". Tbh smart move considering you're in an Australian camp. (2)… ImageImage
In March 1946 at Sydney harbour, in order to avoid being repatriated on an over-crowded hell ship, some Formosans defiantly argued that they're now not Japanese but Chinese. The Chinese vice-consul came & told them that "as Chinese, they would have to suffer too". Bit harsh. (3) ImageImageImageImage
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Below is the text of an article I wrote for @thetimes some years ago about #ArmisticeDay and the importance of #remembrance. As we mark the 100th anniversary of #ArmisticeDay and the end of #WW1, it remains as relevant as ever. #ThankYou100 #LestWeForget Image
@thetimes Each year I find myself profoundly moved by the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph. Though it mainly commemorates events that happened before most of us were born, it speaks eloquently of the qualities we will need if we are to build a decent future.
@thetimes Originally known as Armistice Day, it was instituted to mark the moment when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War in 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
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