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Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods and the Water

It’s good to read an educated and intelligent traveller reflecting on his journey, experiences and encounters. Patrick Leigh Fermor continues his journey towards Constantinople, passing through Hungary and Rumania (the pre-WW2 versions of these countries). 310 more words

Travel Writing

Karl Kraus: The Last Days of Mankind. God created Man not as a Consumer but as a Human Being

Karl Kraus: The Last Days of Mankind. God created Man not as a Consumer but as a Human Being
May 23rd, 2015 by Klaus Rohde… 784 more words

Politics

Peter Jackson's re-definition of awesome - the Gallipoli diorama, close up

Last weekend I visited Sir Peter Jackson’s giant diorama of New Zealand’s attack on Chunuk Bair at the height of the Gallipoli campaign in August 1915. 621 more words

General

Babies and "War-babies": writing language in history in 1914-15

Baby can be a surprisingly prominent form in the discourse of early WWI. As earlier posts on this site have explored, it can, compounded with… 1,542 more words

German

Archibald Baxter: The Encounters of a Conscientious Objector

Archibald Baxter’s We Will Not Cease was a memoir of his experience of the war in its entirety that has had many published editions and been critically acclaimed for his portrayal of the horrific treatment he received as a conscientious objector. 536 more words

First World War