Thousend times thanks!

To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,

On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther

Foto's Frank

dinsdag 28 juni 2011


Yesterday I had a rant abot TV.Now it is the time forfilms. The majority of historic films is not worth bothering with. I miss great movies like Waterloo, Zulu, War and Peace (the ergei BondarchukBondarchuk version) an, yes, Gettysburg. If you want too see how fsr historical movies have fallen, compare Pearl Harbor to "Tira,Tora, Tora"". The latter tells the story of the events and what led up to it far better than the firsI blfame this state fo affairs on the current "emo-culture" you see in dveything around.t. I'd love to see a movie set in the War of the Austrian Successon. A good documentaery about it would not hurt either. Currently historical programs on DutchTV is limited to Ă„ndere Tijden", which sadly liits itself to what they can get footage of, i.e. the 20th century. Appaently they never heard of using re-enactors. A good example of what can be done with these is the aforementioned "gettysburg". Pickett's charge looks really good.

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