D Day….

Original recordings redone on the BBC….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zkdry

Well worth a listen …..

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Watching…..Ray Mears….

Ray is presenting a new programme at the moment about the Wild West….it’s a fascinating watch…..the first programme showed the Appalachians and the beginning of the movement across what would become the USA….I would recommend it… BBC 4 Thursdays at 9pm

Reading…..Anita and me…..Meera Syal…..

I wrote about my love of To Kill A Mockingbird the other day…and I want to mention another great book that’s been suggested as one if the alternative texts for British children to read…and it’s Anita and me….this is a great book….to me it is really really British….the mixing of cultures ….the yearning of a young girl to discover the new…the humour….it’s a great book…if you haven’t read it then you should…..here’s the trailer for the film….

Martin Luther King…..

Saw that this is on BBC tonight…..
A King’s Speech – Martin Luther King on Tyneside is broadcast on Sunday 1 June at 22:55 BST on BBC One North East and Cumbria and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter……
Well worth watching…. Also check out….http://www.ncl.ac.uk/congregations/ceremonies/honorary/martinlutherking.php

Which has a PDF of Dr Kings speech to read…..very emotional and brave….

World War One…..

I strongly believe that World War One should be remembered by us all…the men and women who died for us should always be respected and remembered…for this was the war to end all wars…..there are many interesting views on how we should remember this war and here is a site to help us to think about how we should remember the fallen ……

http://noglory.org

http://noglory.org/index.php/multimedia/poetry-and-spoken-word/55-wilfred-owen-dulce-et-decorum-est