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LISTEN: World War II Story: Under Cover in France, 1943 – 1944

(Editorial Note: When John Hartley Watlington came home in 1944, it seemed as if he had returned from the dead, for he had been completely lost to his family for just under a year. He was extremely reserved concerning his adventures for he knew that many brave French people who had befriended him and other allied service men would be punished by the Germans if their activities became known. Hartley Watlington told his story to his mother, who took it down in shorthand and then wrote it out. Later on, at the end of the war, it was passed fo...

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LISTEN: A Boer on Burt’s Island and the Reflections of August Carl Schulenburg

Translated from Afrikaans by Dr. C.A.R. Schulenburg and edited by C.H. Benbow On the 8th of May 1901, thirty-two of us in Area 2 were surrounded by the British and taken prisoner. I had little with me, except my rifle and the clothes I was we...

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The Musson Family of Flatts Village: Part I

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in December 1984. It has been reproduced exactly how it was originally intended. For close to two hundred years, the name Musson and Flatts were synonymous. At one t...

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Taverns of Bermuda

“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as a by a good tavern or inn.” – Dr. Johnson When assigned the job of compiling an informative article on Bermuda inns the task seemed simple ...

Classic Crow's Nest

Overheard in November 1969

This post was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the Crow's Nest section of the November 1969 issue of The Bermudian. It is typed exactly how it originally appeared.    We were browsing in The Irish Linen Shop in Hamilton ...

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W. F. “Chummy” Hayward: Bermuda’s “Mr. Olympics”

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in July 1976. "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle;...