Friday, January 28, 2011

Of historical interest : Napoleontic soldiers buried at Vilnius

Some rather old news but still interesting for the histrorical interested reader. Last November in Vilnius the authorities buried some 18 soldiers who belonged to Napoleons Grande Armée.
They belonged to the 29th régiment d'infanterie de ligne, 2nd régiment de dragons and the 7th régiment de hussards, which all belonged to the Emperors Guard.
More about this can be read here and here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peter Yates R.I.P.

Peter Yates, director of for instance 'Bullit' passed away last sunday. NYT obituary is available here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

David Goodis

Tomorrow a David Goodis Memorial  will be held at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Trevose (PA). More info can be be read here.

On the other hand i stumbled on a few sites which contain a lot of interesting articles on David Goodis : an esay on David Goodis's Philadelphia here, a lot of articles on Goodis here, and a cover story form the Philadelphia Weekly here.

Happy reading & enjoy the weekend!