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The African Queen (1951)

US Title: The African Queen
Year: 1951
Country: UK, US
Director: John Huston

What’s It About?
An uptight missionary and a gruff steamboat captain try to escape German East Africa together at the start of WWI. 133 more words

Movies

Calmacott's Brother (one)

Maybe we were not fit

Not fit to live nor fit to die

A sower’s superfluity made as the parable’s seed

An abortion or a sturdy weed…howsoever Heaven wills it… 204 more words

Culture

Historical Division: Marie Silk on Historical Fiction Writing: Life in America 100 Years Ago

Someone recently asked me, “What is ‘historical fiction’?”  I never realized it was a confusing phrase until I really thought about it and concluded that it sounds like an oxymoron.   593 more words

Contributor Article

17 February 1916

Fr Doyle left his training camp and headed to the continent 101 years ago today. Here are his sentiments on this occasion, as captured in a letter written to his father just half an hour before departure. 108 more words

WWI

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.

Reginald Henry Birbeck Handcock: 17th February

Associate Member 1910.

Assistant Engineer, Western Electic Co. 225 more words

Archives

A Short Analysis of Isaac Rosenberg’s ‘Break of Day in the Trenches’

A summary of a classic war poem

‘Break of Day in the Trenches’ is by one of the First World War’s leading war poets, Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918). 830 more words

Literature

Climbing Mount Readmore 2017, 15/100 'The First World War'

The First World War By Hew Strachan

Hardback Edition

Finished on 2/8/2017

10 chapters detailing the history of WWI out of 5

Spoiler-tastic Review

This book is a thorough description of the major factors behind World War I, including hidden factors not commonly mentioned in other history books like the politics going on back home, the cost of food contributing to morale and the like. 208 more words

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