Kevan Pooler

The Meaning of Life and the Sex that started it.

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Prisoner of War Camps in Britain book by Kevan Pooler

In the news today – but I have written up stories of several POWs who went through Lodge Moor. The lino cut on my cover was done by a Heinz Georg Lutz while there. (Double click the above image) The ‘latest’ news of work being done  

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‘Convicted for Courage’ published.

Available from Amazon worldwide in Print and for Kindle and Waterstones in UK

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Sheffield Pals

A first extract from ‘Courage and Conviction?’ My own Grandfather, Jim Pooler a 4’10” Lancashire Fusilier Bantam, was gassed probably at Arras on the Somme. I publish this on the eve of 100th anniversary of the Somme, in memory of all the poor lads left behind, and the poor lasses left at home. Eric re …

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Book review: Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Nathan Filer’s character in “The Shock of the fall” loves his Nanny Noo. I was reading this during the time poor Robin Williams’ mind was disturbed, thinking of “Nanoo Nanoo” every time she was mentioned. My thinking didn’t save him. Maybe he didn’t need saving – except for us. Commentators claimed they were so shocked. …

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I don’t care what you call me

Greeny’s Track of the Month David Ford’s “I don’t care what you call me” David Ford Master of the bitter love song with lines like “I’ll put up with your shit ’til the day that I die”, “Go To Hell”, “You’re less fucked up than the average girl”.

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Greeny’s track of the Month – Man of the World

Of course he is a fan of his namesake. Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac sings “They say I’m a Man of the World… but I wish I was in love.” It always makes Greeny feel better. Is it like some people enjoy a really good cry? And if my words could say as much as …

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Emmanuel Jal: The music of a war child

For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he’s become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life. Hear War Child Emmanuel giving his story in Oxford. His …

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Still not there…

The characters in “Vetted, not Barred” in 2010 were caught up in the maelstrom of activity and panic to Safeguard Children, well after the Soham murders. They felt completely tied up with red-tape. The notorious element was people having maybe five  CRB checks, or more. The ISA was promoted as getting rid of this – …

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Greeny’s Track of the Month “I’m A Creep”

  Radiohead “I’m a Creep” Thom Yorke said : “I have a real problem being a man in the 90s… Any man with any sensitivity or conscience toward the opposite sex would have a problem. To actually assert yourself in a masculine way without looking like you’re in a hard-rock band is a very difficult …

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Congolese warlord guilty of recruiting child soldiers

The international criminal court has delivered the first verdict in its 10-year history, finding a Congolese warlord guilty of recruiting child soldiers. Children as young as 11 were recruited from their homes and    schools to take part in brutal ethnic fighting in 2002-03. They were taken to military training camps and beaten and drugged; girls …

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