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The ‘Tenerife Airport Disaster’, The Deadliest Aviation Accident Ever, Happened This Day 40-Years Ago; March 27, 1977.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenerife_airport_disaster



I remember it well.

It got a lot of media coverage in the U.K. — 27 of those killed having been British.

I was, even more so that I am now, an ‘airplane junkie’ — who was fascinated by the dynamics of aviation accidents. I was also, in those days, a very frequent flyer — especially in 747s, having flown on one for the first time in 1970.

This was a horrendous accident. Unlikely we will ever see anything like it again. Technology really has come a long way in those 40 years.


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“Battle Of The Somme” #WeAreHere Tributes Across The U.K. By Uniformed Reenactment Volunteers.

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Bloodiest known battle
in all of human history.

794,238 Allied troops from the
U.K., Australia, Bermuda, Canada, India, Newfoundland,
New Zealand, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia & France
lost their life in this battle
that lasted from July 1 to November 18, 1916.

[The U.S. did NOT participate in WW I until April 6, 1917.]

This #WeAreHere reenactment by 1,500 uniformed volunteers
was to remind people of all those that were lost.
It appears that each volunteer carried business cards
showing the name one that died in the battle.

Very neat. Very British. Very touching.
Very sobering.


Click each image to access YouTube video.

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July 1, 100-Year Anniversary Of “The Battle Of The Somme” — Deadliest Known Human Conflict.

by Anura Guruge


Remember. React. Reflect.

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