Monthly Archives: November 2012

The one who got away… again and again and again

One of my favourite war movies is The Great Escape. That image of Steve McQueen on a motorbike driving across open fields in a bid for freedom is hard to shake. Then again, so, too, is the sad fate of … Continue reading

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The Battlefield Bible

Pte George Ford I love the smell of new books almost as much as I dislike the musty smell of old ones. With old books – particularly paperbacks – there is that sense of mouldering decay‚Ķ that the words and … Continue reading

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The Lost Heroes of Easter 1916

Commandant Thomas Ashe (top) Mention ‘The Easter Rising‘ to anyone with a basic knowledge of Irish history and the words ‘glorious failure’ might be the response. It was the time when Irish republicans mounted the most serious insurrection against British … Continue reading

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