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It's not that simple

Today’s Guardian carries an article from Elaine Byrne on the Irish who fought for Britain in the First World War. Without taking a view on the actions of those men, Byrne’s account of Irish memory of the conflict is very seriously flawed. 698 more words

Getting It Wrong

Craiglockhart, Slateford, Midlothian

According to the headed notepaper, that was the postal address of the struggling hydropathic establishment commandeered by the British Army in 1916 for the treatment of officers with shellshock, or neurasthenia, as it was called then. 371 more words


WW1 Postcard: The Search for Trooper Harvey

As my regular readers will already be aware, among my collection of historical ephemera, military memorabilia and postal history are several albums of postcards sent by soldiers during the First World War. 1,105 more words

Mapping War Memorials

My project for the digital history seminar that I am in this term is to map the war memorials around New Brunswick.  At first I was going to try to keep it simple and pick a few memorials from around the province and put them on a map.   318 more words

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