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Entendez-vous, dans les campagnes, mugir ces féroces soldats?

August 22, 1914 was the bloodiest day in French history, and the death toll of 27,000 was the largest sustained by a single country over a twenty-four hour period throughout the whole of the war. 206 more words


Battle of the Frontiers 1914 (part 1)

 While the 80,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) under General French crossed the channel between 12th & 20th August, the confrontation on the Western Front had already begun. 308 more words

Great War Wednesday: Belgium Shows Her Backbone

Germany had been spoiling for a war — with France especially — for over twenty years leading up to World War I. Unfortunately, given her position in the middle of Europe, any war was likely going to be a two-front affair and anyone who studies military history knows two-front wars are the nightmare of any nation’s military intelligentsia. 1,091 more words

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Journal Entry: Neighborhood Social, Part Deux

Journal entry, 8/8/14: Yesterday Mr. Cornwall published on this blog an account of Justice Minotaur’s failed attempt to secure a full table of hors d’oeuvres for himself at a social hosted by Minotaur’s nearest neighbor. 193 more words

Planning A Conquest...Maybe?

Do you pre-plan everything, make hundreds of to-do lists, and strategize your errands around town to avoid traffic?  I do.  In fact, one of the things I’ve had to learn through the years is readjusting my plan as events unfold.  507 more words


Journal Entry: Neighborhood Social

Journal entry, 8/7/14: One week ago Justice Minotaur and Mr. Cornwall were invited to a neighborhood social that was held earlier today at six p.m. To say it was a “neighborhood” social is kind of a stretch since Minotaur’s compound is isolated and surrounded by large fences, but the invitation from the closest family living nearby (a whole family of chick sexors dwelling some seventeen miles away) did somehow penetrate this fortress. 405 more words

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The plucky ones who stood up to Fritz

Leaving aside for a moment, if that’s possible, King Leopold’s Congo Free State, let’s talk a little brave Belgium. Liège held out longer than anyone expected—eleven days—which allowed the British and French precious time to marshal their divisions . 40 more words