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Otto Dix: The Evil Eye

I’ve been a fan of this German artist for a long time, since seeing some of his work in Stuttgart years ago, and even more since I saw his series of etchings Der Krieg (The War) at the museum of the First World War in Peronne a few years ago. 351 more words

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Edith Wharton: Fighting France

Another very interesting Librivox find: despite having taught Great War literature for years, I do keep coming across interesting finds. I’ve never felt moved to read anything by… 314 more words

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Double Gallantry two war Military Cross Group. East Grinstead, West Sussex History

We are privileged to add this new group to our stock at www.ttandm4h.com.

It is a Great War and Second World War Medal Group.

It consists of Military Cross, War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal, War Medal, King Haakon of Norway Medal Freedom Medal 1940-1945 mounted on a bar with corresponding miniatures on a bar. 390 more words

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South-East Central historic walking tour, & visit No 6 Harcourt St old Sinn Féin HQ

Saturday 9th September, meeting Kildare Place, 1.30pm.

Southeast Centre Gems: from Kildare Place then via a circuitous walk to No. 6 Harcourt Street.

The first two-thirds of this walking tour cover some of my favourite gems and oddities in the south-east quarter of Dublin’s South Georgian Core. 679 more words

Helen Zenna Smith: Not So Quiet...

This novel was apparently written in a few weeks, based upon the diaries of a woman who had served as an ambulance driver on the Western Front; it appeared a little while after the much more well-known All Quiet on the Western Front by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque and was intended as a version of this novel from a female viewpoint. 676 more words

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Siegfried Sassoon: A Working Party

Three hours ago he blundered up the trench,
Sliding and poising, groping with his boots;
Sometimes he tripped and lurched against the walls
With hands that pawed the sodden bags of chalk. 986 more words

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Wilfred Owen: The Parable of the Old Man and the Young

The Parable of the Old Man and the Young

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
And took the fire with him, and a knife. 591 more words

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