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Watch Kong: Skull Island (2017) Movie Online Streaming & Download

Watch Kong: Skull Island (2017) Movie Online Streaming & Download

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Watch Logan (2017) Full Movie Online Streaming & Download

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Quality: HD
Title : Logan
Director : James Mangold.
Release : 2017-02-28
Language : English,Espanol
Runtime : 135 min.
Genre : Action, Drama, Science Fiction.
Synopsis :

What happens when our superheroes get old? It’s essentially something that never happens in our movies, where our heroes are always virile and robust, and if they get a little long in the tooth, we just reboot the series and start over with a younger model. But that’s not the case with Logan, which follows maybe the most famous of the X-Men, Wolverine, as he not only deals with his own broken-down body, but with nursing the longtime leader of the X-Men, professor Charles Xavier. Xavier is now in his 90s and struggles to take care of himself, occasionally slipping into dementia and having trouble recognizing Logan or understanding just what’s going on at any particular time.

And this is just part of what separates Logan from any other superhero movie we’ve seen. I’ll admit that I’ve grown a bit tired of superhero origin stories and crash-and-bang ensemble pictures, but Logan is neither of those things. The characters here feel lived-in and real, and the violence is shocking and gritty. When innocent people are killed in this movie, it doesn’t feel like collateral damage; it’s genuinely disturbing and actually makes us realize that real people’s lives are at stake in this universe.

And even all of this barely scratches the surface. Logan gets involved in trying to save a little girl who’s far more like himself than he’d like to admit, and we eventually follow them as they work with a group of young mutant refugees trying to cross the border into Canada to escape persecution. If that doesn’t resonate with our times, I don’t know what will. The X-Men stories have always reflected racial and ethnic tension and fear, and that’s brought to the forefront here in ways I won’t spoil.

But ultimately, it’s the grounding in reality that makes Logan a special film. We see the broken bodies of our superheroes laid bare, we feel the difficult emotional reality of trying to care for an elderly loved one who has difficulty understanding his own condition and can snap in strange ways at any moment, and we know that nothing can last forever, not even our greatest heroes.

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Congratulations to Gale Bailey, MBE

Gale Bailey MBE

Gale Bailey MBE

DTC Travel have pleasure in acknowledging the hard work of  Gale Bailey, which has resulted in a richly earned British honour

Charity work earns MBE for Leicester’s Gale Bailey
By Leicester Mercury | Posted: January 02, 2014

Leicester woman Gale Bailey has picked up an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

The 67-year-old, who lives in Thailand, but has a home in Broughton Astley, was given the award for her services to the British community and her charitable work. Read more

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How to find forgotten heroes in South East Asia

Rangoon War Cemetery

The little visited Rangoon War Cemetery

The Kohima Epitaph

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”*

In November 2013 an article in the UK newspaper “Daily Mail” related the fact that most of the 300,000 wars graves in the UK remain unvisited, including that of Cabin Boy Reginald Earnshaw, killed off Norfolk in 1941 at the age of 14 when the SS North Devon was sunk. The largest UK war cemetery gets 10 visitors (at most) a day (Brookwood Military Cemetery with 1,601 Commonwealth burials from the First World War and 3,476 from the Second World War).  Many military cemeteries are also undeservedly little visited, and the many sites of battles.   Read more

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The Boxer Revolt

U.S Marines fighting the Boxers

U.S Marines fighting the Boxers

At the start of the 20th century countless ceremonies are held all over northern China, to demonstrate to villagers that the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists, called by foreigners “the Boxers “- are impervious to harm from weapons. China is the Middle Kingdom – to the Chinese the civilized world – where the gods controlled destiny – the will of Heaven. The emperor is the interpreter of Heavens will, and he resided in the Forbidden City in the centre of Peking, the nations capital. For over 10 centuries no foreigner had gazed on the emperor’s face, but by the end of the 19th century the empire had a population of four hundred million, and the increasingly powerful western countries wished to further open up this vast market to trade. Read more

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Animals at War – the Dickin Medal

Dickin Medal

Dickin Medal

Mark Twain said” “Heaven goes by favor; If it went on merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

Most of us love animals, and the affection and undivided loyalty some species show, especially dogs. Even today, all over the world we hear about courageous animals saving people or doing extraordinary service on battlefields – searching out bomb for instance. In 1943, the founder of the People Dispensary for Sick Animals, Maria Dickin, created an award for any animal within the British Commonwealth armed forces and civil emergency services who had helped preserve human life. However the scope expanded and in addition to British animals, there are American, Canadian, Australian and Egyptian winners of this unique award. It is the Dickin Medal – the animal’s Victoria Cross. Unfortunately, in South East Asia, too many deserving recipients are overlooked or die together with their human friends. Here are those who won the prestigious award in South East Asia. Read more

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Battle for Manila 1945

THe restored former Finance Department

The restored former Finance Department

In 1944 the American forces landed back in the Philippines at the battle of Leyte on the south east of the archipelago. Another landing was made to the north of Luzon, in Lingayan Gulf, and it was from here the drive south toward Manila, the capital ,was made. There were POW’s being held there and it was essential that they could be released before they were massacred. When the Americans arrived in the northern suburbs, there started a one month battle – one of the most terrible in the war. The atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Nazis destroyed Warsaw, but using conventional weapons the Japanese and Americans together caused Manila to be the most ruined city in Asia, comparable to firebombed Tokyo . Read more

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Corregidor – battle island of Manila Bay

Island of Bravery

Legaspi

Legaspi

 

This tadpole shaped island was first fortified after the Spanish started their conquest of the Philippines in 1570 when Miguel Lopez de Legaspi’s forces landed. The island, standing at the entrance to Manila bay, was a key defensive position, and the Spanish installed the original but limited fortifications. Read more

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Watch Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Movie Online Streaming & Download

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Quality : HD
Title : Fifty Shades Darker
Director : James Foley.
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Release : 2017-02-08
Language : English.
Runtime : 118 min.
Genre : Drama, Romance.

Synopsis :
Movie Fifty Shades Darker was released in February 8, 2017 in genre Drama. James Foley was directed this movie and starring by Dakota Johnson. This movie tell story about When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

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Watch Rings (2017) Movie Online Streaming & Download

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Quality : HD
Title : Rings
Director : F. Javier Gutiérrez.
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Release : 2017-02-01
Language : English.
Runtime : 117 min.
Genre : Horror.

Synopsis :
Rings is a movie genre Horror, was released in February 1, 2017. F. Javier Gutiérrez was directed this movie and starring by Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz. This movie tell story about Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.

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