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Letters to the







The Galleries:

Grand Ducal
Amelia Earhart
Research Org.

Cutter Air

Kriegsspiel Ver.

GD Title

A Message from His Grand Ducal Highness

On behalf of my family, I am pleased to welcome you to our new Gallery.  For its debut, the Grand Ducal Highness suggested that we use as our theme the old English (and not so old Wotanberger) rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe." 

Some things old:

History of Wotanberg's Armed Forces

Regarding Wotanberg's Status and Activities
During the Second World War

Something new:

Wines of the Grand Duchy of Wotanberg

Some things borrowed:

Richard Blaine
(Reprinted here with the kind permission of the University of Trevorstein)

Sergeant Joe Gunn
(Reprinted here with the kind permission of the University of Trevorstein)

Something blue:

sahara This picture is from a travel poster hanging in my study over my desk. Aside from being blue, it is here because of its connection with a another of the Journal's new Galleries, that of the Wotanberger Kriegsspiel Verein.  The WKV's update on the long-awaited “Captain Gallant’s House Rules for Mediterranean Theater” will include an excerpt from the current draft of my Foreward to those Rules.
In my Foreward, I share that
I especially appreciated that the first scenario in his Rules covers a battle participated in by both Captain Gallant and my father in 1942. As I read the scenario’s notes, I recalled conversations which he and my father had about that battle and, of course, other experiences during the North African Campaign.  As I looked up for a moment at the poster, I recalled that in one of those conversations, both of them agreed that few things in life could ever equal gazing at a universe of stars in a moonless sky over the Sahara.  At that moment, I knew that those House Rules needed a name and that name had to be SAHARA!


And, finally, a silver sixpence:

six pence

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