Me and my sweet dog Crumpet… with a beautiful Russian T-34 tank in the background
My name is Adair Jacobs, and I am a 20-year old writer- writing is what I love, and I am always coming up with new stories and ideas. I have written poetry since I was six years old, and about a year later I began a fantasy novel. That novel remains unfinished and simply serves to remind me of how far my writing has come! I am currently writing a novel set on the Eastern Front of World War II, while working on publishing another novel (also about WWII) as an e-book. Inspiration finds me through many things, although WWII must be acknowledged as my foremost passion and thus, my greatest inspiration.
I write because I honestly enjoy the process, but also because I want to draw attention to subjects and ideas that people may be unfamiliar with. For example, I love the Russian language and Russian culture, but many people are unaware of the great contribution Russia made to the Allied cause in WWII. It is my hope that my writing will help to change that. Although writing is fun for me, it also always has a point. I have never written a story that does not have a specific point or reason for being written.
As for my blog, it is a collection of all my interests; of which there are many! I enjoy and am interested in many things, from aviation, fashion, and travel to international affairs and sports like ice hockey and Formula One racing. Evidently, my interests are rather varied and eccentric, so don’t be surprised if you find a post on 1940s fashion followed by an in-depth look at one of my favourite fighter jets!
I was born in Canada but am also a proud British citizen, and my heritage undoubtedly influences my writing- you may also find many references to Britain and its many wonderful features on my blog! But Keep Calm and Remember, above all, was created to celebrate, commemorate, and remember.
I write about WWII and the 1940s because the soldiers and civilians of that war and era endured things that 21st-century Westerners cannot imagine. I write about airplanes of yesteryear because these fabulous machines are swiftly being retired, and I wish to always remember their prowess. And I write opinion pieces on international affairs because it seems that all too often we forget the lessons learned in conflicts and decades past. I’m sure you get the idea! I have always been a very nostalgic person, and I hope that this blog reflects that in a positive and progressive way.
To all of you reading this, thank you so much for your interest in my blog! I welcome all feedback and comments, and would be more than happy to elaborate on any of my posts. Especially the WWII ones- as I said, that is my main area of interest. I could talk about it indefinitely, so you’ve been warned! Thanks for reading, and I hope that my writing will continue to educate, interest, and entertain you in the future.