Painted Murals And Frescoes Inside A Room At The Ancient Roman Ruins At Herculaneum (Ercolano), Campania, Italy
Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum (Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. Its ruins are located in the commune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in much of its original splendour, as well as for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried it. Unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic material which covered it preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were surprisingly discovered in recent years along the seashore as it was thought until then that the town had been evacuated by the inhabitants.
Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding
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Life Amongst the Sand Bags by Hugo Morgan, WW1
Book Cover mounted on card - Life Amongst the Sand Bags by Hugo Morgan (The Soldier Books). Design by 240455 Private George Barrow, 6th Battalion, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry (formerly 7389, Royal Berkshire Regiment). He was born In Bermondsey, enlisted in Camberwell, lived In Kennington, died on active service 31.8.1917, buried at the Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Flaanderen, Belgium (Grave Reference Va14)
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Headstone of Flight-Lieutenant David Lord, VC
David Lord is buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery at Oosterbeek. He had spent five years, mostly in India with 31 Squadron, notably supplying Orde Wingate's Chindits force behind enemy lines in Burma, for which he was awarded the DFC in July 1943. He moved to 271 Squadron at Down Ampney in January 1944 and with them took part in the D-Day operation and then on to supplying the surrounded British paratroopers at Oosterbeek during Operation Market Garden. Flying Dakota KG 374 he knew that to have a chance for his much needed supplies to reach the troops surrounded in the grounds of the Hartenstein Hotel he had to drop to 900 feet before releasing his cargo. On the approach at 1,500 feet on 19th September his aircraft was both hit and set on fire. His Citation continues the story - Flt. Lt. Lord would have been justified in withdrawing or even in abandoning his aircraft, but knowing that the supplies were desperately needed he continued on his course. Twice going down to 900 feet under very intense fire, he successfully dropped his containers. His task completed he ordered his crew to abandon the aircraft, making no attempt to leave himself. A few seconds later the aircraft fell in flames, only one of the crew surviving.... Flt.Lieut. Lord displayed supreme valour and self-sacrifice'.