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Fallen Feather

A lone feather sits, fallen on the ground yet still looks lovely.


Recruits and shirkers: identity politics in the early days of war

To recruit, as the Oxford English Dictionary confirms, has long been in use in English. The first evidence of its military sense occurs in 1655; the corresponding noun was recorded from 1626. 1,049 more words

South Somerset's White Feather Soldier

The popular wartime propaganda of “Women of Britain say “Go!” came quite close to home at CHAC this week. In the last few weeks CHAC has received two donations relating to the Luffman and Jesty families. 317 more words

Great War Wednesday: Selling Tickets to Hell

The British Army at the outset of the First World War was at once a fantastic asset to the Empire and woefully inadequate to the task at hand. 1,091 more words

One In A Series

Feathers everywhere

Almost everywhere I go lately I see feathers. Usually they’re white, but sometimes also white and gray. Yesterday I had one literally falling, in a dance-like movement, from above and landing just in front of where I was walking. 217 more words


Rethinking Remembrance

Yesterday marked one hundred years since the start of World War One. Billed as the war to end all wars, it has unfortunately not lived up to that slogan. 492 more words