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Two swans in love and nice blurred background

Enchanting W&M Crim Bridge 1


The two Swans loving  “The Swan” and the William & Mary Crim Dell Bridge where they first kissed.

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Mars Man

Mars looks down on the angry youth on Mother Earth. Just some random glimpses. It never stops.


Hitler Jugend

Hitler Jugend

Hitler Jugend

French student revolution 1958

French Students 1958

British student protests 2010

British rebels

Images from the centre of Athens on the 17th of November 2014. In memory of the Polytechnic uprising in 1973

Greece 2014


Algiers 1960

students in Quebec 2012

Quebec 2012



Hong Kong Student Strike 2014

Hongkong Student strike 2014

FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s forces swept into Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq’s Anbar province, which Iraqi security forces had abandoned weeks earlier. That came after security forces killed demonstrators during a Sunni protest, effectively turning the unrest into an uprising.(AP Photo, File)

ISIS in Iraq


Baltimore 2015

angry baltimore youth 2

Baltimore 2


Baltimore 3

balti isis

More Baltimore

isis youth 2

ISIS Youth

ISIS youth

More ISIS Youth



And so on, and so on. Through the ages.




Johnny around 9_crop

MAY 5, 1945!

Finally! Finally free from those nasty Nazis. Five years of deprivation, torture, devastation, cruelty, and genocide. How can one man make this happen all by himself? How do people like Hitler come to life and how is it possible they can sweep to power with so many believing in such a monster? How did he become that monster? How did he self-destruct? Read a very interesting book that just came out


 Available in your bookstore and on Amazon.com.

Here follow some of my memories of World War II: As a kid between 4-9 years old, I remember it from start to finish. Nothing more than war leaves a mark on your life.

 vliegtuig afgeschoten  Hongerwinter 1

Bombers and hunger

 hongerwinter 2

Threatening skies

Hongersnood in 1944

Death on the streets and scrambling for food

Anne Frank

Anne Frank




Normandy in 1944, but it took one very long year before Holland was free and allied tanks rolled in.

adolf hitler


Adolf Hitler Kills himself and his nearest collaborators do the same. Read it in HITLER’S LAST DAY.

duitse aftocht duitsers met paard en wagen

Nazis leaving. Some of these horses must have been my grandfather’s warmbloods.

Allied forces with German captives NSBers

Allied tanks with German captives.

Collaborators and traitors rounded up.

Truck with allied liberators bevrijding 3

 The brave fighters come in.

The people jubilate.

Lancaster_met_voedsel Lancaster met voedsel 2

Food drops for us who suffered a long cold winter during 1944-45. Can you imagine the relief?

bevrijding 3 bevrijding 2

Bevrijding 1 bevrijding 4

Festivities all over the country.

Mainly thanks to the USA. That we not forget. That we remain VIGILANT! Or it will happen again.


May 4 Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday Remembered

audrey-and-her mother when I was born in 1936

Cute Audrey with her mother when she was little

Johnny around 9_crop

Me when I was about her age then, seven years difference

young audrey

Audrey, 13, when she lived in Arnhem about 10 miles away from us and when we met

bevrijding 4

Us on May 5, 1945 when we were so happy that the dreadful war was over and we were still alive.

Lady Audrey

Ballet in Arnhem at the Conservatorium, 16 years old.

Audrey Hepburn 1

Audrey’s portrait in 1950 that stood on my grand piano.

John skiing in Swiss Alps

Me in the French Alps close to Geneva where I worked

Audrey in Tolochenaz Switzerland

Audrey at Tolochenaz near Lausanne where she lived while I worked in Geneva. Public Photo

Audrey in Ethiopia  Audrey in Vietnam

Audrey as devoted UNICEF Ambassadrice, shortly before she passed away. UNESCO Photos


Far away but always close.



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