Remember. Reflect. Rejoice!
Listen to THIS.
BBC’s 1st broadcast of THE NEWS on D-Day.
I always pause to reflect on this day. A Day that changed the course of history — of course, for the better.
Amazing that we don’t commemorate this day with more gusto, pomp and ceremony.
If NOT for the Allied heroics of this day we will NOT be speaking English.
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I have been reading the ‘National Geographic‘ for about 62-years. I started, very young, in Ceylon, in the mid-1950s, given that my father used to have it shipped to him, from the USA, along with the “Reader’s Digest“. He had stacks and stacks of them on the floor of his extensive library. He and I both would help ourselves to one on the way to the bathroom. That, I confess, is where I still read both magazine. And I too still have active subscriptions to both those magazines along with the new ‘History’ magazine from ‘National Geographic’.
As of the May 2018 we now have a new design. The most striking difference is in the spine as shown above. They no longer have the name ‘National Geographic’. Instead there is the iconic ‘rectangle’. They have also gone an all numeric month notation; e.g., 05.2018 & 06.2018.
The inside is supposed to be more modern. It looks OK. Maybe a tad too fussy for my old eyes. But, it is readable enough.
The June issue came in a recyclable paper wrapper. No more plastic! That was good. That whole issue focused on the plastic problem.
They haven’t snuck in any topless pictures in the last two issues. I will, as ever, keep an eye and share with you. Promise.