If Erich von Ludendorff’s gigantic offensive of March-June 1918 had succeeded, Germany would have dominated Europe on land – and with all combatants exhausted by years of fighting, it’s highly likely the Allies would have sought terms. 990 more words
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The idea of war-weather as a specific locution is prominent from the beginning of World War One. As for Maude Gonne – writing, from France, to William Butler Yeats in August 1914 – this could rely on traditional metaphors by which nature is seen as reflecting or embodying human states of mind. 1,164 more words
Language is full of apparently incidental words which nevertheless – given the right circumstances – can find themselves freighted with highly topical meaning. Absentee… 1,149 more words
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THE NEW WAR OF TERROR. IS BRITAIN NO LONGER AN ISLAND?
MAILED FIST IN THE AIR.
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A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian.
Some if not most readers may be familiar with Ireland in 100… 1,072 more words