Armistice Day- 100 Years Later

November 11, 2018 at 11:49 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, News, Poetry) (, , , , , , )

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
The guns fell silent on the Western Front
stillness now reigned where fury once raged
The ground soaked with men’s blood
who had struggled to take a piece of ground
and then covered over
with the blood of men from the other side
who struggled to take it back
and so on and so forth
back and forth a piece of ground would change hands
and the exchange was always paid in blood
And Death made his cocktail out of libations of blood
from both sides
And served a buffet of flesh and bone
from both sides
to the worms of the earth.

And now that was over
The roaring thunder of guns
now replaced by the silence of the dead
In the distance a piper pipes a lament
for those who will never again see the fairness of the land
from which they came
or the love in the eyes of those loved ones they left

In the distance a skylark cries
and the wind blows across fields
which had four years of seeding
from munitions and guns

And the harvest would be civil war in Russia
Civil strife and labour unrest when those who survived the war
returned to their homelands in what was a hard and bitter peace
A demagogue taking power in Germany
who would plant seeds of destruction and hate
that would last far into this century
on this the 100th Anniversary of the end of that 1st World War

Remembering that time 100 years ago
when the guns fell silent on the Western front
2 minutes of silence paid for those who gave their lives in that war
2 minutes of silence for those who went through 4 years of Hell
2 minutes of silence for those who lie in graves
And whose only voice is now that of the cold November winds
blowing across the desolate landscape
perhaps searching for that elusive peace
that was supposed to come
with the end of the war to end all wars.

-A poem written by Christopher
Sunday November 11th 2018.

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Reblog-Renfield’s Research On Sherrielock Holmes

April 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm (Avatar Speaks, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Humour, International Intrigue, Mystery, News, Religion, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , )

Seeing as how yesterday April 21st 2018 was the 100th Anniversary of the death of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen, I thought I would re-post this vampire novel chapter I wrote almost 3 years ago which deals with the background of the immortal leather skirted dominatrix Sherrielock Holmes (who was Sherlock Holmes’ twin sister), her late husband Dr. Louis Rocher (who was shot down and killed by the Red Baron just the day before the Red Baron himself was shot down and killed) and the demise of the Red Baron himself.

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Renfield’s Research On Sherrielock Holmes

Amadeus and Renfield were sitting in their favourite Fish and Chips shop in London.

Renfield was having the Deluxe Grilled Cheese and Tuna Fish Sandwich Special.

Amadeus was having the All You Can Eat Fish n’ Chips Special.

He was now on his 11th plate of fish and chips.

“I’ve noticed that for some reason I’m not able to fit into any of the clothes that people bought me as presents last Christmas,” Amadeus said as he bit into his monster piece of cod.

“I wonder why that is,” Renfield bit into his sandwich.

“I have no idea,” Amadeus ordered his 12th plate of fish and chips.

“Anyways I’ve been doing some research on Sherrielock Holmes,” Renfield sipped his Magic Mushroom and Marshmallow Laced Chocolate Latte.

“Your personal dominatrix?” Amadeus spoke in a loud voice.

“Shhh, quiet, not so loud,” Renfield whispered to Amadeus.

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Sherrielock Holmes Invited To Mermaid Art Exhibit

January 17, 2017 at 10:56 am (Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Espionage, International Intrigue, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Sherrielock Holmes was wearing an exquisite turquoise evening dress. She had been invited to an exhibition of paintings of mermaids done by artist Charmaine Olivia at a new London art gallery- The Dashwood Forrest Art Gallery.

Her escort for this evening would be her great-grandson Dr. Cadbury Rocher. Of course she would not be introduced as Cadbury’s great-grandmother at the Exhibit Opening Night Party. People might talk.

For Sherrielock Holmes (who was Sherlock Holmes’ lesser-known twin sister) had turned immortal one fine day back in the 1890s when she had eaten a special blend of Lingzhi Supernatural Mushrooms prepared for her by her boyfriend later husband Dr. Louis Rocher (who was Dr. Cadbury Rocher’s great-grandfather).

Sadly her love Dr. Louis Rocher did not prepare and eat a bunch of Lingzhi Supernatural Mushrooms for himself. For whatever reason, he decided to wait to eat the mushroom elixir of life. When the Great War (later known as the First World War) broke out in 1914, Dr. Louis Rocher (who was himself a French citizen) was recruited to work as a research scientist for the British Defense Department preparing Weapons of Mass Destruction to be used against the Kaiser’s Germany and its allies.

The German Intelligence Service hired an American named Bush (this was prior to America’s entry in the war as an opponent of Germany) to search for Dr. Louis Rocher’s Weapons of Mass Destruction but he was unable to find them.

Never one to say die, Bush took the Deutschemarks anyways and returned home to the United States where he opened up a couple of businesses- the Mother of All Drunkards’ Pub and the Baghdad Cafe. Rumour had it that Bush sired a family of U.S. politicians who were about as equally successful at finding Weapons of Mass Destruction in the future.

When Dr. Louis Rocher’s numerous childhood friends died as soldiers fighting in the trenches of France, Dr. Rocher decided to come out from the safety of a British government laboratory and join the fighting himself.

He first tried to join the French Army but was turned down for having lived so many years in Britain. He then tried to join the British Army but was turned down for having been born and raised in France.

Finally Dr. Louis Rocher was able to join the newly formed RAF where he served as a fighter pilot. Dr. Rocher ended up being shot down and killed by the Red Baron aka Baron Manfred von Richthofen in April 1918.

As Dr. Rocher’s Sopwith Camel went streaming down in flames towards the ground, the scientist-fighter pilot lamented, “Poor Sherrie. I guess I really should have eaten those mushrooms after all when I had the chance.”

Baron von Richthofen happened to overhear Dr. Rocher’s remarks as he flew by.

“Gee,” the Red Baron thought to himself, “those must have been awfully tasty mushrooms if they were the last thing on his mind before he left this Earth.”

A day later, the Red Baron in his scarlet coloured Fokker Triplane was wondering to himself where he could purchase those tasty mushrooms that had so gripped the final thoughts of his French RAF opponent.

The Baron was so distracted by his thoughts of mushrooms dancing in his head that he neglected to notice the Canadian pilot on his tail.

Von Richthofen ended up being shot down and killed himself.

“It looks like that will have been the last plate of sauerkraut and eggs and sausage that I’ll ever have,” the Red Baron contemplated his final breakfast as he went down.

Sherrielock Holmes was absolutely devastated when she heard the news of her husband Louis’ death. She was so upset that Sherrielock who was a dominatrix by profession ended up thoroughly tomatoing the buttocks of one of her clients British Prime Minister David Lloyd George when he came calling.

It was quite the long interval before Lloyd George took his seat in the British House of Commons again.

And so with thoughts of Lloyd George’s tomatoed bottom and mermaids’ fishy tails and “what a lovely pair of coconuts” human female tops, Sherrielock sat by the door and waited for her great-grandson and evening escort Dr. Cadbury Rocher to show up in the family limousine.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Saturday January 7th
2017.

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Sherrielock Holmes and The Great War Armistice

August 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm (Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Espionage, International Intrigue, Vampire novel) (, , , , )

6 PM November 8th 1918- Sherrielock Holmes wearing a red evening dress enters the German Imperial Palace in Berlin carrying a rather large suitcase.

Circa 11 PM November 8th 1918- Loud screams could be heard coming from the bedroom of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

November 9th 1918- Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates the German Imperial throne after he finds he’s no longer able to sit down on it.

November 11th 1918- On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour (Greenwich time) the Armistice ending the Great War comes into effect.

“That’s two tomatoed buns for Kaiser Wilhelm.
One great victory for the British Empire and its allies.”

-Sherrielock Holmes

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Monday August 8th 2016.

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Sherrielock Holmes: From London To Berlin

August 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm (Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Espionage, International Intrigue, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

The First World War known at the time of its fighting as the Great War was starting to wind down. The Entente Powers called on Germany to sign an Armistice.

A new government was forming in Germany but the Kaiser Wilhelm II was hesitant about abdicating.

Angered by Kaiser Bill’s dragging his heels on abdicating, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George sought Winston Churchill’s advice even though Churchill was not officially a member of the cabinet having been in political exile since Gallipoli.

“Well, Winnie, what is to be done?” Lloyd George asked.

“I suggest British Intelligence send over one of its best agents and convince old Kaiser Bill to abdicate,” Winston replied as he smoked his cigar and sipped his brandy.

“And what agent would that be?” Lloyd George looked at his watch and thought it was rather early in the day for someone to be drinking.

“Miss Sherrielock Holmes,” Churchill adjusted the cushion under his buttocks.

“The famous London dominatrix?” Lloyd George looked flabbergasted, “She’s one of our agents for British Intelligence?”.

“Indeed, one of our best, Prime Minister,” Churchill continued to smoke his cigar and sip his brandy,”she was instrumental in helping General Allenby capture Jerusalem. Many Arab fighters had difficulty sitting on their camels during the final assault leading to Allenby’s victory. And she was instrumental in persuading U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to declare war on Germany.”

“I see,” Lloyd George thought he now needed a brandy himself despite the time of day, “so you think if we can send her over to Berlin, we can persuade Kaiser Bill to abdicate?”.

“There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever, Prime Minister,” Churchill finished his cigar and finished his brandy.

And soon Kaiser Wilhelm will be finished.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Monday August 8th 2016.

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The 100th Anniversary of Germany Declaring War On France

August 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History) (, , , , , , , , )

The 100th Anniversary of Germany Declaring War On France

It was 100 years ago today that Germany declared war on France.

Belgium also denies permission for Germany to move its forces through Belgian territory to get to the French border.

King Albert of Belgium’s decision causes massive indigestion for Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II at dinner time.

Kaiser Bill vows to make waffles of Belgians for breakfast the next day.

-A brief historical commentary
written by
Prof. Christopher Van Helsing
Sunday August 2nd 2014.

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