So here we are on New year's Eve and for many of you it is already 2014. This is quite a momentous year for Europeans being the 100th. Anniversary of the start of World War 1 which was from 1914 to 1918. Known as "the war to end all wars" it sadly was not the end but rather the beginning of many.
It was the War that changed the face of Europe for ever destroying monarchies and wiping out a generation of families and leadership. It led to the formation of the Soviet Union and NAUTICAL LOG believes actually set things back socially to a point from which we have not yet recovered and never actually shall recover. It led to the National Socialist movement in Germany, German speaking countries and other regions of Europe which in turn led to World War 2 from 1939 to 1945 one of the greatest horrors of which was Shoah.
So as we celebrate the New Year 2014 let us not forget that good and evil are always intertwined.
PS: This is a photograph of the damage from British artillery and naval gunfire, a RN river gunboat came up the River Liffey, around O'Connell Bridge during the Easter Rising in 1916. The photograph was taken from the McBirneys Building where later the Head Office of Irish Shipping Ltd. a company of the Irish Mercantile Marine was located.