Friday, 17 April 2015

'Its Alive!' - well, the St Nazaire Society website is, finally.... 

But with a new address, being as we still can't get the old one back! The new address is - 
www.saintnazairesociety.org
Work on developing this will be ongoing throughout the next few months, and at the conclusion we really hope to have the most informative site possible. It is aimed at families, researchers, and schools and will eventually have a 'schools' section to be used by teachers and pupils. Many of the illustrations are in vector format which means they can be enlarged without loss of definition.
For those seeking information on relatives who served, there will shortly be a 'How to research' page with helpful hints and relevant links: it can seem daunting - but it really isn't. 

The new site is designed for monitors, laptops and tablets: the graphic content is still too complex for all but the largest-screen phones. However, a trimmed-down site for very small screens is on the cards as, hopefully, is a French version of the site.

For those of you who followed the older posts about Captain Micky Burn, I am delighted to say that the feature-length documentary about his life Turned Towards the Sun will shortly be available as a dvd from Amazon, for a mere £9, at this link for pre-order -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turned-Towards-Sun-Micky-Burn/dp/B00SZ0ANB8/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1429289513&sr=1-1&keywords=turned+towards+the+sun

Micky's was a life lived to the full, and it's a privilege to have been involved in telling even a portion of his story. No film could cover the full scope of an almost century of breaking all the rules; so, if you feel like exploring further, and have an ample supply of favourite 'tipple' check these links -
http://www.jamesgdorrian.com/Micky%20Burn%20documentary%20page.html
and - http://turnedtowardsthesun.com/HOME.html

There is a hugely important moral here: life is for living, not selling in exchange for a title, or a big house, or a flashy car. When you reach your expiry date and look back on your life, try to ensure that you recall it was filled with content, with experimentation, with exploration, with dreams, and with love - as Micky says in the film 'the key to happiness is always being in love - with some one, or some thing'. Don't accept anything less.