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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: The Marne

Heading back to 1914 and perhaps the last fight of Eric Hobsbawm’s “the long nineteenth century“. Name: The First Battle of the Marne The War: The First World War When: 5 – 12 September 1914 Where: Along the Marne River to … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: The Somme

I was tempted to simply cover that first awful day in July 1916 (which, on its own, is called the Battle of Albert after a nearby town) but that would be a disservice to the sheer magnitude of the five months of … Continue reading

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