Category Archives: War Games

Gift of a Belgian Malinois Puppy

I’m very thrilled to have been given a Belgian Malinois puppy last week!  Several years ago, as some of you may remember, I did have a dog of the same breed – Hamdy by name; given to me by a … Continue reading

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A Few [Security] Steps Back

So, we’re back to this – No one’s very happy about it; six or so years ago I returned to the house in this manner; and really thought we were on our way out of the problems.  Maybe not.

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Wargames – South Africans and Others

In 1998 and for several years thereafter, during the fighting here, the South African military came in as the first wave of African Union (AU) troops whose mission was to work with the Burundi military in peace-keeping activities.  The AU was … Continue reading

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Slogging through Europe in WWii: Rommel’s Widow, Night-Time Charley, Combat & Fire-Storms – and After the War: “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres”

In memory of my Dad’s service in World War II, I am re-posting the following blog; he himself would never discuss the events with family or friends..Materials have been added. ############ “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our … Continue reading

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Wargames and Christmas Celebrations during the War Years

Updated blog first posted in 2010. This is the second reblogging of past Christmas celebrations here in Burundi, the first being: An African Christmas, Burundi-Style Here is what happened in 2003, by way of wargames, Christmas celebrations, and related events.  Most … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Memories along Lake Tanganyika

Reposted for Thanksgiving 2012:   Several years ago, when still living in the big house by Lake Tanganyika, I organized a Thanksgiving celebration especially for members of the Burundian military who were so very helpful for us during those fighting years, … Continue reading

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Green Mint Tea and Beduin Carpets at Mersa Matruh – and an Anniversary at El Alamein

Revised 19 May 2014 Mersa Matruh is about 160 miles west of the Alexandria, with El Alamein located in between. From the Mersa Matruh there were desert busses going south to the oasis of Siwa, which I visited on several occasions. Source. … Continue reading

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