Pax Britannica

"Esto quod esse videris"

16 notes

un-monde-de-papier:

Tête d’une statue d’Aménophis III (18ème dynastie), vers 1390 avant J.-C. British Museum, Londres.
Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

un-monde-de-papier:

Tête d’une statue d’Aménophis III (18ème dynastie), vers 1390 avant J.-C. British Museum, Londres.

Photo: cc https://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

(via tgv83)

59 notes

britisharmyofficial:

Veterans make pilgrimage to Arnhem on 70th anniversary of battle

Seventy years ago this week thousands of Paratroopers of the 1st Airborne Division of the British Army dropped onto Ginkel Heath, north-west of Arnhem in Holland, with the intention of capturing bridges on the key routes through Holland and preventing the German Army from advancing.

Just south of the River Rhine at nearby Oosterbeek, ground forces of the Dorset Regiment were waiting to cross the river with similar objectives. However, due to a combination of factors the groups never reached their destinations and many were killed during Operation Market Garden, which turned out to be one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War.

Today, 70 years on, just a handful of soldiers who survived those horrific days returned to a very different scene, one of a town enjoying the freedoms for which the British and allied forces fought and sacrificed so many lives; a town whose occupants are forever grateful to our veterans.

In a quiet corner of Oosterbeek, just outside Arnhem, lies the Arnhem War Cemetery where many allied soldiers are buried and it is one of the most important places for the veterans to visit and pay their respects to their friends who never made it home.

Read more about the veterans pilgrimage to Arnhem:http://www.army.mod.uk/news/26560.aspx

40 notes

thebritishnobility:

September 14, 2014

Prince Harry wants to take Invictus Games out of London

Prince Harry says he wants to take his Invictus Games out of London and give the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit.

The international sporting event for wounded servicemen and women comes to an end on Sunday after five days of competition and Prince Harry said next time it could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being taken abroad.

"We’ve now got America showing interest in 2016 and Canada showing interest in 2017, so the question is what do we do next year? I personally would love to keep it in the UK, maybe head north whether it be Glasgow, whether it be Sheffield, whether it be Manchester."

– PRINCE HARRY

Filed under prince harry invictus games london