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Ireland’s Wars: St Patrick’s Battalion

The Mexican-American War is commonly remembered, outside of Mexico anyway, largely in relation to the American Civil War which followed, like the Spanish Civil War is often only seen in relation to World War II. Many of the famous commanders … Continue reading

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Review: The Martian

The Martian Trailer It was last year, on a whim, that I gave in to some of Amazon’s suggested buys and picked up a kindle copy of Andy Weir’s The Martian, an imminently enjoyable read. A hard science adventure/survival story, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Marlborough At Kinsale

John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, had, with the help of the Duke of Württemberg, brought Cork City to heel. But, with the campaign season rapidly approaching its end, he still had one more target he needed to hit. With … Continue reading

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Review: The Stag

The Stag Trailer There may not be any other more masculine cultural mainstay than that of “The Stag night”. The epitome of male bonding in our society, it is one of the most gender warped rituals you can find, matched … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Trailer On the face of it, James Thurber’s seminal 1939 short story would not seem like the kind of material ripe for a Hollywood adaptation. Emphasis on the “short” part of the short story … Continue reading

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