'Tales from the Western Front' is now available in paperback from Amazon and Waterstone's. This is a completely revised and improved edition.
Hi, there! I'm Ed Dixon and this is my website. I'll tell you a little bit about myself later but, first, why should Ed Dixon want to have a website? The answer? To share information and opinions on the subjects in which I'm interested and which might interest you too.
First - World War I. I've been visiting the battlefields of the Great War more or less annually since 1981 and have had some good times along the way.What first inspired me to write about the conflict was being asked to research the life of 'Hoodoo' Kinross, VC, a truly fascinating character, whose story can be found in my book (see Sidebar). From there I've just kept going!
Second - World War II, especially the D-Day Landings.
Third - Golf and its characters, both present and past. I have a great interest in the eccentrics and masters of this most tantalising of games and their deeds on the links down the years. Before all you non-golfers automatically switch off, let me reassure you that, being a Scotsman, I don't regard golf to be a sport played only by an affluent elite. It can, and should be, the most democratic of pastimes, played by people from all walks of life. There are many links (pun unintended) between golf and the two World Wars, believe it or not! Check out the Tommy Armour chapter in my eBook.
Fourth - The history and present state of race relations. I was fortunate enough to have been present in Washington D.C. on that momentous occasion in August, 1963, when Martin Luther King made his immortal "I have a dream...." speech, an event that changed my life. My account of that day can be accessed by using the side panel to the left of this. (Written March 1, 2013)
Ed is in here - somewhere!
Fifth, and last, you'll be glad to know! - Popular Music. I consider myself lucky to have been born in 1938. This means that I've been privileged to have heard the music of the 20th century from its beginnings in New Orleans, through the big band era to the birth of rock& roll and the magic of the 60s, and I still take a peripheral interest in today's scene.I've many musical heroes, Johnny Cash being the main man, and my list of eight records for 'Desert Island Discs' runs into hundreds!
Which of these subjects apart from the Great War I shall touch on, I don't know. Only time will tell. Speaking of which, 'time' I mean, I suppose that is my greatest interest of all, the passage of time and all that it means. In other words, HISTORY.
TO ACCESS THE REST OF MY WEBSITE, USE THE SIDEBAR AT THE TOP LEFT OF THIS PAGE. YOU'LL FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THERE.