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A still picture of war. This picture however is not entirely relevant. Or is it?

Mankind has always sought to kill

often not for the thrill,

so here follows a history,

of how it came to be

four hundred thousand years BC. 131 more words

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Catching up on Book Reviews

I haven’t put up any new book reviews lately, so it’s time to correct that. Here’s an overview of a few books I’ve read in the not so distant past: 927 more words

The 'Song of Craonne': The Legacy of Robert Nivelle

When I chose to take on the subject of Robert Nivelle I envisioned creating a summary of his life, much like what  you could already find on a number of websites. 1,371 more words

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The "Great?" War

For the past week I have been listening to a series on the Hardcore History podcast called Blueprint for Armageddon. This series is a blow-by-blow account of the first World War. 256 more words

Today in WWI: The Armistice at Brest-Litovsk

On the outskirts of the city of Brest (once called Brest-Litovsk), Belarus, between the river Bug and the river Mukhavets, stands an old fortress. Overlooking the nearby border with Poland, its red brick walls are pockmarked with countless bullet-holes and missing bricks, one by one loosened and lost over 2 centuries of existence. 838 more words

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The Barlow Project

300 Men from Edgworth, Chapeltown and Entwistle

The Barlow is a community centre in Edgworth that was built for the village in 1909 by the local landowner and philanthropist, Sir Thomas Barlow. 134 more words

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A World War One Short Story

I wrote this a few years ago to pay tribute to the seven hundred thousand Tommys’ who didn’t come home…

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Runner’s Gauntlet

Albert Johnstone and his pal Dick Madison had both enlisted at the same time, barely twelve weeks after war had been declared in 1914. 1,483 more words

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