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Fool me once, Alsace-Lorraine

Via Justin Peters: General Paul Pau—not only did he lose his arm in the Franco-Prussian War, he also lost his second “L”, apparently—comes out of retirement today… 65 more words

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Uncle Ernest and his kite

The other day my Grandfather spoke to me of kites and his brother Ernest.

Ernest went up to Oxford to read languages. Isn’t that a really weird Oxford/English way of saying he went to Oxford and studied Modern Languages. 413 more words

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The Murder of Jean Joures - July 31, 1914

“What will the future be like, when the billions now thrown away in preparation for war are spent on useful things to increase the well-being of people, on the construction of decent houses for workers, on improving transportation, on reclaiming the land? 609 more words