A Welsh miner’s story, killed in World War I

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

Birdsong trailer – BBC One

Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn, Richard II) and Clemence Poesy (28 Days Later, Harry Potter) star as the passionate young lovers Stephen and Isabelle, brought together by love and torn apart by the First World War, in BBC One’s adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s modern classic, Birdsong.

By Tony Simpson in Britain:

The sacrifice of the tunneller remains unrecognised

Saturday 16th August 2014

Tony Simpson recalls the painful memory of his miner grandfather killed at the front and promptly forgotten

I am still waiting for the real history of WWI to be written. My grandfather Sapper James Morris was a member of the little known Tunnelling Companies of the Royal Engineers.

He was one of 1,516 tunnellers who died in WWI. These men, many of them miners, were described by their leader, Captain Jack Norton…

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