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September 19, 1916 – Duke’s surprisingly accurate prophecy of how long the war will last

A remarkably prescient prediction of how long the war would last was recorded in the September 19, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser. 522 more words

September 12, 1916 – The First World War version of online dating

Tinder, Ashley Madison, dating apps galore – we think meeting your perfect partner on the internet is a modern phenomenon.

Yes, the platform is relatively new but adverts for ‘lonely hearts’ were around a hundred years ago with the September 12, 1916, edition of the… 451 more words

David Jones: In Parenthesis

There was a documentary about Jones and his poem on television a few weeks ago: I was very surprised, as a teacher who’d taught First World War literature for many years, not to have heard of the poet or the work. 274 more words

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August 29, 1916 – celebrity journalism is no modern-day phenomenon

News of a shoulder injury to legendary hero Edgar Mobbs dominates the August 29, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

The former Northampton Saints and England rugby star was the rallying point at the beginning of the war for many Harborough area men who enlisted into the 7th Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment – or Mobbs’ Corps as it was affectionately known. 512 more words

1916 in Ballsbridge & free self-guided walk around D4, by Dublin Decoded.

Fancy an amble through the leafy area of Dublin 4, from the RDS, over the Dodder at Ballsbridge and onward to the banks of the Grand Canal?   3,429 more words

Dublin Walking Tour

How to be “knuts” for war: refashioning male identity in WW1.

Image of Basil Hallam, the Knut with a Capital K.© National Portrait Gallery, London. Reproduced with thanks under Creative Commons.

As previous posts on this site have explored, fashion – and war – could produce some unlikely conjunctions. 1,752 more words

August 22, 1916 – medical miracles try to find balance against the weapons of mass destruction

“Mankind is under a sentence of life and petitioning to have it commuted to death.”

These are the despairing words of Victorian poet Francis Thompson, reproduced in the August 22, 1916, edition of the… 646 more words