Battlefield Tours

A nice quiet saturday afternoon, what shall we do? 

I know! Let’s start a war. 

What a good idea. We have visited Mesopotamia, in the first world war, I think it is called Iraq now. Twice we have travelled through that country recently. Afghanistan, still called that, we were in and out of that country for most of the 19th and early 20th century, still no different, tribal, hostile and murderous, it looks like we will be stuck there for a considerable number of years, plenty more troops to die there. 

Back to Cyrenaica, I believe it is called Libya in the present day, we marched up and down that piece of desert, remember Tobruk, held it one time lost it the next.

What did they call it The Cyrenaica Two step, one pace forward two steps back, God the flies were terrible. I hope they are fighting for a worthwhile cause.

Peace and democracy I believe.

Really! Isn’t that what we fought for.

Yes, I wonder what went wrong.

They probably gave it to the politicians to sort out.

Perhaps if we gave the politicians a gun each, and locked them in a room together that would finish all wars.

No, they would pay someone else to die for them.

About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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