Monday, 10 March 2014

Over the Hills - to Flanders

Captain Shandy is en route to Flanders again...

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Dispatches to follow - and the Campaigning season begins again!  It is nearly Spring...

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Happy Birthday Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

You are 300 today - and V&S salutes you!  And your great Patron as well!

The Guards send their greetings...and suggest you take a stroll past the Palace, and around the Garrison Church

BBC Radio 3 - The Early Music Show


Friday, 7 March 2014

Jacobites in Rome

When in for Jacobites?

Perhaps here...

There could well be rumblings of a Jacobite nature this year in the Vauban and Shandy Blog....

"that song reminds one of the string of anathemas that forced Dr Slop to feign asleep, and set my Uncle Toby to whistle Lillibulero.  'Our armies swore terribly in Flanders', said my Uncle Toby, 'but nothing to this.'