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The Soldier Who Died

There is something so romantic
about a soldier who died
those he left behind
the lover
who sits on windows looking at the sky
counting stars to chance upon him… 241 more words

'Tug of War' at Chicago Shakespeare is binge-watch theater

Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, joins Justin to talk about Shakespeare 400 and the ambitious new production, “Tug of War: Foreign Fire… 70 more words

The Download

Sergeant Edward Keogh

Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)

From Dublin

Edward went overseas with the RAMC in early 1916 and spent the rest of the war in Mesopotamia, which is now part of modern day Iraq and Syria. 83 more words



Setting aside the immutable horrors of war experienced by downrange infantry soldiers for a moment, I would like to share an equally traumatic event from early adulthood. 1,598 more words


Portrait: Eric Goldrein for Royal British Legion by Matt Stansfield

Portraits of WWII veteran Eric Goldrein for The Royal British Legion Magazine
Eric’s story was both humbling & a fascinating account of the closing stages of WWII. 59 more words

Matt Stansfield Photographer

The Rescued Rescue

Are we prepared to plant our flags, still crisp and starched

with victory, on

the filthy frontlines of humiliated humanity? Tend to

“their” soldiers? And surrender… 68 more words



He spits into the busker’s case,
laughing with his mates.
Get a job, old man,’ he taunts.
The busker doesn’t slow.
‘You deaf?’ 34 more words