Tag Archive for: "World War I"
Flanders 1917 (part 1): defeat to victory

In May 1917, the French Army on the Western Front mutinied after the collapse of yet another ill-conceived offensive and the British Expeditionary Force assumed the main burden of the fighting. Its commander-in-chief, Field Marshal …

Leaders and led: Bullecourt 1917

Flares, shell-bursts and burning tanks bathed the snow-covered battlefield in a surreal light as the 4th Australian Division attacked the Hindenburg Line near Bullecourt in the early morning darkness on 11 April 1917. Dense barbed …

From the bookshelf: Lenin on the Train

The great Russian writer, Vladimir Nabokov, probably described VI Lenin best, when he observed that the Bolshevik leader’s ideology was like a pail of milk of human kindness, with a dead rat at the bottom. …