Religious Offering…

“The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious offering – sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those divine attributes which his maker gave when he created in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place… Read More

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Summary of Service: HMS Newcastle (1937 to 1958)

HMS Newcastle was a cruiser of the “Southampton” class, with a displacement of 9,100 tons (standard), designed speed of 32 knots, and main armament of twelve 6 inch guns (reduced after the Second World War to nine 6 inch). She was built by Vickers-Armstrongs at Walker-on-Tyne, and was laid down on 04 October 1934; launched… Read More

England is…

“We recognize England as a beautiful, gentle, and righteous country. England is a country that we have admired since we were children. England’s unique culture has often turned the world into an exciting place. It has always been at the center of world’s history of war. The people of England dearly love their country and… Read More

Why Must We Always Fight…

“Why must we always fight? Even at this moment, the world is constantly struggling through conflict and war, and our innocent children and parents are dying and being sacrificed on battlefields of death and destruction.” (Kim, 2010, p.139) Reference Kim, Y-K. & Miok, D.P. (Trans) (2010) The Future: A Road to Unification of the Korean… Read More

Summary of Service: HMS Birmingham

HMS BIRMINGHAM, a cruiser of 9,000 tons and twelve 6-in guns, was built at Devonport Dockyard with engines by John Brown and Co, Clydebank, being completed on 18th November 1937. At the outbreak of the Second World War she was serving in the 5th Cruiser Squadron, China Station, but in January 1940, she was recalled… Read More

Summary of Service: HMS Belfast

HMS BELFAST, the first ship of that name in the Royal Navy, was a cruiser of the improved Southampton type, with a displacement of 10,000 tons, and a maximum speed of 32½ knots. She was built at BELFAST by Messrs Harland and Wolff, and was laid down on 10 December 1936, launched by Mrs Neville… Read More

Being Surrounded…

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us … they can’t get away this time.” General Lewis B. Puller (1898 to 1971) Lewis Burwell ‘Chesty’ Puller was a Lieutenant General in the US Marine Corps who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a… Read More