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Charles Martel "The Hammer" (688-741) King of the Franks. [Statue at the Chateau de Versailles]. Martel's victory at the Battle of Tours ended the advance of the Moors into Europe. Upon his death the kingdom was divided between his sons Carloman and Pepin, the father of Charlemagne. [37th generation grandfather]

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Physical Features of Scotland

The Inscription - The Battle of Culloden I don't like war, but this relates to my Scottish Ancestry

from CNN

12 fascinating Civil War sites -

Chickamauga & Andersonville, #Georgia Civil War sites, were both included on's list of "12 fascinating Civil War sites." #GaCivilWar


Gettysburg Train Station. President Lincoln arrived here by train on November 18, 1863, invited by David Wills to deliver "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. The station also served as a field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, transporting 15,000 wounded soldiers after the battle. (I took this picture and it came out very nice)


French Town Is a Living D-Day Memorial

The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day