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Insanity at #Shorncliffe. #FWW

“May they not take it too seriously! Seein’ as ‘ow the training is all washed out as soon as you turn that narrow street corner at Boulogne, where some watcher with a lantern is always up for English troops arriving, with a “Bon courage” for every man.  485 more words

Chris Hedges: The End of Empire

Chris Hedges in TruthDig:

The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion around the globe.

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Neurasthenia, David Adams and his War. #FWW #CrossedfromFolkestone.

20th April 1917

Private David Adams 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. This is not the first time Private Adams had crossed to France but the first and only date on record of him crossing from Folkestone. 456 more words

Africa 2017: Days 21 - 24

There’s definitely an assumption amongst African safari guides that what tourists want to see above everything else are the big cats. So we seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to track them down. 1,247 more words


Colonialism was a disaster and the facts prove it

26 September 2017 |Joseph McQuade | The Conversation

“Recently an academic article, asserting the historical benefits of colonialism, created an outcry and a petition with over 10, 000 signatures… 1,102 more words


Historical Indian Banking M&A Motivations: Political or Economic?

by Tehreem Husain (The Express Tribune)

Over the past few decades rapid strides of financial globalization of capital markets, technological advancement and financial innovation gave rise to an environment supporting large M&A activity arose globally (Smith & Walter, 2002). 1,347 more words

20th Century

WAR and PIECED • Quilts from Military Fabrics

WAR and PIECED.……..the Annette Gero collection of quilts made from military fabrics……is on display at the Folk Art Museum.  They were all made by men using dyed wools from British military and dress uniform. 44 more words