The Somme

In the 100 years since the savagery of the Somme, the world has changed in innumerable ways. Many of the technological advancements that caused this change have also served to make the mechanics of war more efficient and even more brutal. I hope that by bringing war's horrors home, these advancements also serve to make its possibility much more distant.
Just like the courtesy of learning a few words of the language, for someone from the UK travelling to countries with different memories of WWI than ours, learning a little more about the scale and legacy of this truly global conflict can be invaluable in effectively navigating and building relationships of trust.
A retired doctor is fighting to have her great uncle's name spelled correctly on a village memorial nearly a century after
We’re used to seeing chandeliers, butlers and idyllic settings in Downton Abbey. The furthest we moved away from luxury in
Walking up the long gravelled driveway to Highclere Castle, surrounded on both sides by vast countryside and rolling hills