Sunday 3 February 2008
Prior to Christmas I found myself doing a couple of weeks work in Boston, USA. Having a free weekend I searched out a few battlefield sites. I rather like the picture on the left which I took in the Charlestown Naval Base on the deck of the WW2 Pacific Campaign war horse, USS Cassin-Young. In the background it is possible to see the Bunker Hill Memorial. This was the first battle of the American war of Independence. The British won but payed a very heavy price. The picture on the right shows a panel from the American Civil War Memorial in downtown Boston. Lovely detail and unusual (for the period) insofar as it shows black soldiers.