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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


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


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