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October 31, 2014 in Action and Adventure, Court Room Drama, Fiction, Folk Tales and Folklore, Folklore, Murder Mystery, Newsletter, Poetry, Police and Detective, Prose, Verse, WW1 | Tags: Action and Adventure, author interview, court room drama, detective mystery, fiction, Jack Delaney, Louis Raemaekers, Louis Raemakers, murder mystery, newsletter, poaching, police drama, police mystery, political cartoons, private investigator, Royal British Legion, terry hayward, the Great War, World War One, WWI | Leave a comment
HEAR FROM THE HEROES of WWI THIS REMEMBRANCE DAY
As most of you know, this November is the centenary of WWI. It is only right that we remember the circa 10 million soldiers, from both sides of the barbed wire, who perished during this conflict; not forgetting the 6 million civilians who also died during The Great War.
In remembrance of WWI we have published 3 books, 1 book of poetry by the most prominent English poets of the day and 2 books by Louis Raemakers.
33% of the net profit from the sale of these books will be donated to the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION.
A bit of history about Louis Raemakers – whom many of you have probably never heard of. Raemakers was a Dutch cartoonist who drew cartoons for newspapers during the war. His cartoons were so effective, and to the point, that the Germans stated “When we win the war, Raemakers will be tried as War Criminal” or words to that effect. The German High Command even placed a 12,000 guilder reward, $250,000 in today’s money, for his capture, dead or alive (proving words and images can be as effective as bullets, bombs and shells.) This forced Raemakers to flee to England. The first two books in the series are displayed in our November newsletter (link below) with the third to be published in the next few weeks. Samples of the cartoons can be found on each book’s pages.
If anyone knows of similar cartoon works of WWI in German, please do let me know, as I would love to publish these as well to give balance to the catastrophe that was WWI.
ALSO READ INTERVIEW WITH TERRY HAYWARD
Author of the Jack Delaney Chronicles.
“My newest published book is “Aphrodisiac” which continues the cause of the anti-poaching lobby and is the 4th book in the series. The story tells of Rhinos that are being poached from a Private Game Reserve and Jack Delaney and his team are called in to put a stop to this blight.”
SOUND BITES from Terry’s interview:
“In my youth I was a top swimmer and had my eyes set on Olympic glory when South Africa was expelled from the Olympic movement for its racist apartheid policies.”
“I was fired as Chaplain to Westville Prison, Durban, South Africa when I went public and highlighted the corruption.”
DOWNLOAD a free e-story – ARA AND SERAMIS from the book ARMENIAN POETRY AND LEGENDS
READ THIS NEWSLETTER ONLINE @ http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c41d269606581b96d6bf339c4&id=4c17696aab