Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Collection: June

Good Morning!

        Welcome to the fifth edition of The Collection: a monthly gathering of a few of the best things I have found on the internet from the past month. From the month of June I have selected three things to share with you: a short and well thought through speech on the recent exit of Britain from the EU, a beautiful arrangement of Gustav Holst's 'Jupiter', and a piece of WWII history from today. I hope you enjoy them!

        A Speech on "Brexit" - David Hannan, as result of the referendum, lost his job as a member of the EU parliament.  After watching this speech, one can see why it was such a socially, economically, and politically important vote.

        "I Vow to Thee My Country" - A beautiful arrangement of 'Jupiter' from Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' first played for the funeral of that great statesman and leader, Sir Winston Churchill.  It is paired with some contemporary scenes from that time (You will see that when his casket was taken by boat along the River Thames to his burial ground, one of the most striking things was when all the cranes along the London Docks lowered their jibs in honour of him).

        The Royal Marine from Colwyn Bay - More than seventy years after one British Royal Marine was killed in action in Holland in WWII, he was finally properly buried with full military honours.  This is the story.

        See you next month!
        The Collector

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