Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Remembrance Day 2013
“As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
  Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
  As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
  To the end, to the end, they remain.“
- Laurence Binyon, “For the Fallen“

These are some photos from the dedication of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, and Remembrance Day itself. Plus a video of the two-minute silence and wreath-laying. (*)

Prince Harry at the dedication, with his styling Army Air Corps beret Rows of crosses in the field Squaddies planting crosses for the fallen in their regiment Faces of the fallen – many in very recent wars Veterans of long-ago wars The Monument to the Women of World War II in Whitehall, before the Remembrance Sunday ceremony The Cenotaph in Whitehall, during the ceremony A lot of PMs Wills, in his stylin' RAF dress uniform The Chelsea Pensioners, raising hell Children floating poppies in Trafalgar Square on Remembrance Day Remembrance Day at an overseas outpost

  london     the military     the uk  
close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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