Tag Archives: war

  1. Our Silence

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    Thursday 08 December, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time has marched on; Many things have changed in our world; Perhaps more so here in Turkey and the Middle …
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  2. Still relevant – The Great Dictator

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    Tuesday 26 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    It’s funny how film and history are forever intertwined, and that we don’t seem to learn from either. Charlie Chaplin, the …
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  3. Sad times

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    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Today, another fatal bombing within our borders; taking the total lives lost over 200 in a couple of years. Add that …
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  4. Only through our own humanity…

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    Saturday 02 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My prayers are for an end to the conflict in Syria. Enough families have paid the price. A good friend …
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  5. Life-jackets for sale

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    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Trousers Shoes Life Jackets Car tyre inner-tubes . . These are the items you’ll see on sale here today. Trousers …
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  6. Out of respect. 911

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    Friday 11 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Normally I post about musical memories on a Friday. Not today.

  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (I)

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    Friday 22 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a WWII Greek army jeep. No more words are necessary.   . …
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  8. Gallipoli: lifelong dedication

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    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my second post about the one hundred year anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One. Large official centennial memorial …
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  9. Gallipoli: 100 years

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    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One hundred years ago, the almost 9 month Gallipoli Campaign of World War One ended. The Allied forces withdrew from the peninsula, …
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  10. Wordless Wednesday ~ Bang

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    Wednesday 08 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  11. Wishing For Peace

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    Tuesday 11 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of Atatürk’s passing…. there are many reasons this week why most of us …
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  12. Respect : Remembrance Sunday

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    Sunday 09 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Uncle Spike's Adventures:
    Lest We Forget In countries of the Commonwealth, today is known as Remembrance Sunday, with the…

  13. What a Wonderful World !

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    Tuesday 12 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another of my ‘Tunes I Love’, and it’s the timeless classic by the late and very great Louis Armstrong… . …
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  14. Imagine The World Will Be As One

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    Sunday 06 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These next few minutes will make you… believe in the priceless love of a mother… think again about the definition …
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  15. Respect

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    Saturday 07 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    War veteran disappears from care home, care home calls police, war veteran calls care home from D-Day event in France …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (IV)

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    Monday 28 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is in both English and Turkish letters. It …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (I)

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    Friday 11 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial from Çanakkale, in the northwest of Turkey. …
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  18. REBLOG: Turkey’s Insane False Flag Plot to Start a War with Syria

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    Sunday 30 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Can’t believe how the mainstream international media has (again) conveniently ignored this! I worry for my country.   Turkey’s Insane …
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  19. REBLOG: Visiting Gettysburg National Battlefield

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    Sunday 02 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on The Müscleheaded Blog:
    July, 2013 commemorated the 150th anniversary of one of the most important battles in American history–…

  20. Battle of Leros

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    Sunday 02 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . Last summer Clan Spike headed across the short stretch of water that separates our country of Turkey, with that …
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  21. Respect : Remembrance Sunday

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    Sunday 10 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Lest We Forget In countries of the Commonwealth, today is known as Remembrance Sunday, with November 11th being the anniversary of …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge : Unusual POV

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    Friday 13 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Shot taken from inside the War Museum on the Greek island of Leros

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