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On a certain lack of understanding

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed by war, but I do find myself thinking about it a lot, and I suppose given my family’s history, it’s not that surprising: my father was born and spent his early years in a village pretty much on the Eastern front line in the Great War, and ended up in England as a result of the Second World War, during which my mother was a child. 441 more words

History

Latest news about 'The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front'

It’s always a bit nerve-racking when a book’s released: will it do well? How will it be reviewed? My book The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front… 289 more words
Writing

May 01, 1917 – ‘War Horse’ cavalrymen forced ‘to ride over the dead and dying’

The terrible carnage of the War Horse battle for Monchy-le-Preux is described in ‘thrilling’ detail by a Northampton Yeomanry trooper in the May 1, 1917, issue of the… 763 more words

January 16, 1917 – Soldiers say heart-warming thanks to Santa

Santa’s little helpers in Harborough have been sent a flood of thank you letters from town soldiers stationed all over the world.

The January 16, 1917, edition of the… 570 more words

My travels: B for Bartoszyce

Once upon a time there was a region of Germany called East Prussia. What I’ve read about it makes it sound like a rural idyll, small towns, well-organised peasantry, prosperous, with a large city – Koenigsberg – as the provincial capital. 431 more words

History