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Hess was moved around several times during the war but, before Nuremberg, probably served most of his time in Surrey. Afterwards obviously he went to Spandau.

Was imprisoned at the Tower of London for a short while - the last state prisoner held there in fact.

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I'd start with any area you find vaguely interesting. Or, alternatively, paying significant amounts of money for anything I've written to fund my lifestyle through royalties. Your choice, obviously.

What are the titles of these tomes?

 

On a different matter picked up an etching by Frank Mason at auction recently. It’s a depiction of the surrender of the German fleet in Scapa flow in 1918. There is an inscription on the back - Bought by my Father Captain Charles de Burgh, DSO. There is also an envelope stuck on the back from the Imperial War Museum with a copy of a letter from Sub Lt HD Black dated 21 November 1918 describing the surrender from the bridge of the Light Cruiser Cardiff. His crew were given the honour of escorting the Konigsberg from the Noth Sea. On the day he wrote the letter he describes the surrender. “We led the way all the time - first ship of the entire line and behind us five German Battle cruisers, nine battleships and seven light cruisers. Far behind, below the horizon, were fifty German Destroyers.”

 

The letter was addressed to Miss Lydia de Burgh, RUA UWS UWA. She is Charle’s daughter and an excellent artist. I’ve since bought her depiction of The Arch of Germanicus and just this week one by her sister Coraline de Burgh Kinihan another very good artist. Frank Mason’s stuff is excellent. He was one of The Admiralty war artists.

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What are the titles of these tomes?

 

On a different matter picked up an etching by Frank Mason at auction recently. It’s a depiction of the surrender of the German fleet in Scapa flow in 1918. There is an inscription on the back - Bought by my Father Captain Charles de Burgh, DSO. There is also an envelope stuck on the back from the Imperial War Museum with a copy of a letter from Sub Lt HD Black dated 21 November 1918 describing the surrender from the bridge of the Light Cruiser Cardiff. His crew were given the honour of escorting the Konigsberg from the Noth Sea. On the day he wrote the letter he describes the surrender. “We led the way all the time - first ship of the entire line and behind us five German Battle cruisers, nine battleships and seven light cruisers. Far behind, below the horizon, were fifty German Destroyers.”

 

The letter was addressed to Miss Lydia de Burgh, RUA UWS UWA. She is Charle’s daughter and an excellent artist. I’ve since bought her depiction of The Arch of Germanicus and just this week one by her sister Coraline de Burgh Kinihan another very good artist. Frank Mason’s stuff is excellent. He was one of The Admiralty war artists.

 

That's a really cool story. I'm wondering if anything will be done about the German Fleet at Scapa Flow after the centenary is officially over. Be a shame if not.

 

As for my stuff, the only standalone book available at the moment is 'The First World War in Computer Games' which is as geeky as it sounds. Should anyone be seized with the desire to drop cash on that, I've got a 40% off code for the moment.

 

Towards September-October time this year 'British, French, and American Relations on the Western Front 1914-1918' will be published so I'm looking forward to that.

 

Aside from that I've just got a few articles and book chapters out in the world and then my book on Star Wars should be out late 2020.

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Out for a few beers last night and one of the fellas with me starts chatting to a Kuwaiti woman. It didnt last too long as he had no idea about Kuwait at all, no idea of the gulf war etc. Haha the looks she gave him .

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What are the titles of these tomes?

 

On a different matter picked up an etching by Frank Mason at auction recently. It’s a depiction of the surrender of the German fleet in Scapa flow in 1918. There is an inscription on the back - Bought by my Father Captain Charles de Burgh, DSO. There is also an envelope stuck on the back from the Imperial War Museum with a copy of a letter from Sub Lt HD Black dated 21 November 1918 describing the surrender from the bridge of the Light Cruiser Cardiff. His crew were given the honour of escorting the Konigsberg from the Noth Sea. On the day he wrote the letter he describes the surrender. “We led the way all the time - first ship of the entire line and behind us five German Battle cruisers, nine battleships and seven light cruisers. Far behind, below the horizon, were fifty German Destroyers.”

 

The letter was addressed to Miss Lydia de Burgh, RUA UWS UWA. She is Charle’s daughter and an excellent artist. I’ve since bought her depiction of The Arch of Germanicus and just this week one by her sister Coraline de Burgh Kinihan another very good artist. Frank Mason’s stuff is excellent. He was one of The Admiralty war artists.

That is extremely cool. Thanks for that.

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Further to my earlier post about the De Burgh’s etc. I’ve a bid in for a silver Vesta/matchbox case belonging to C D B dated 1907 at the RNC. Be nice to bring them together.

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Having just finished and thoroughly enjoyed Vikings on Amazon Prime I'd love to read a little on some Viking history.

Any pointers for where to start?

Haven’t read it myself, but this book tells the stories of the Viking kings:

 

Heimskringla - The Norse King Sagas

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Having just finished and thoroughly enjoyed Vikings on Amazon Prime I'd love to read a little on some Viking history.

 

Any pointers for where to start?

 

Check some of these out:

 

Sawyer, P., ed., The Oxford illustrated history of the Vikings (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)
 
Smyth, A., Scandinavian kings in the British Isles, 850-880 (Oxford, 1977)
 
The Viking world, ed. by Stefan Brink and Neil Price (London: Routledge, 2008)
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For those interested you might want to have your windows slightly open around 12:30pm tomorrow. Depending on where you live you might be able to hear a lot of church bells.

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My sons team kick off at 11 am tomorrow instead of 10.30 am. He didn't suss it but they are obviously starting with two minutes silence in memory of the fallen.

 

I think this is so good, we can never imagine what it was like to be a young man back then, those youngsters playing football tomorrow morning are being forced to consider it.

 

I hope it never happens again, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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