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Friday Art Blogging

Franz Marc, Dog Lying in the Snow, 1911.

The artist died at the age of 36, killed by a shell fragment at the Battle of Verdun.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Lest we forget

This is a poem to commemorate the World Wars and in fact any war. I though since it was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I this year it would be a good time to do something like this. 186 more words

The Great War in East Cork Remembered

It may seem odd to refer to sites of the Great War (World War 1) in East Cork.  But, in fact we have four such sites in these parts.   328 more words


Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s stirs strong passions, outrage with sombre World War I commercial

LONDON — Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth.

The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies — and others demanding it be pulled from the air. 895 more words


World War I Peace Treaties

After the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918, a number of peace treaties were signed in 1919-20. Meanwhile, President Woodrow Wilson, of USA, gave his famous 14 Points for ‘peace without victory’ in January 1918. 1,223 more words


The Liberal State Versus the Total State

This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. If you grew up in Europe, Canada or a former British possession, you probably know a lot about World War I. 1,070 more words