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Ireland’s Wars: The Rest Of The Mesopotamian Campaign

A short enough entry this week, more of a coda to an area we have covered already. The fall of Kut was a terrible defeat for the Allies in Mesopotamia, made worse by the fact that it came so soon … Continue reading

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The Junior Officer’s Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey

One of the core archetypes you will find in military based fiction is that of the British officer: uptight, a strict disciplinarian, moustached, traditional, posh, asshole (especially to rankers). It’s not a completely underserved stereotype and it is far from inaccurate in … Continue reading

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