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Ireland’s Wars: De Valera In America

As already discussed, the international dimension was vital to the Irish War of Independence. The political heads of the Republic were smart enough to know that a complete military victory over Britain was unlikely to occur, and even if it … Continue reading

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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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World Cup 2014: Matchday Nineteen (Last 16)

Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland It was a cagey start from both teams.  The Swiss quickly showed their plan to suffocate the Argentinean star names with a mountain of defenders, while they broke down the left with Inler and Shaquri. … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Fifteen (Group G, H)

USA 0 – 1 Germany Between the fact that a draw would suit both teams and the torrential rain, it was easy to think that this game would not be too competitive. But while neither team really killed themselves throughout, … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Eleven (Group H, G)

Belgium 1 – 0 Russia A disappointing affair between two teams that should be showcasing far more talent than this. The defensive attitude of the 2018 hosts is a surprise, but I suppose is typical of their manager. Content to … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Five (Group F, G)

Germany 4 – 0 Portugal What an implosion.  I turned on expecting to see a clash between two of Europe’s best sides, and got a pasting instead. It was obvious from the outset that the game was a total mismatch. … Continue reading

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Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Spoilers Trailer Man, Netflix has just been racking up the 2013 movies lately. Here’s one that I had actually hoped to catch in theatres. It has a premise that seemed to offer decent action fare, that also looked like it … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Pearl Harbor

A day of infamy that made the victim a superpower. Name: The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Also known as the Raid on or Battle of Pearl Harbor). The War: World War II When: 7 December 1941 Where: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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Qatar 2022: Or How FIFA Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Bribery

Yes, it does reek of dodgy dealing. When England and Australia get three votes between them, from a maximum of 44, you know that something isn’t right. FIFA being a corrupt organisation isn’t even slightly surprising. But, it’s so very, very … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: The Wilderness/Spotsylvania Court House

Heading west for our first entry on American soil. Also, yes it’s actually two battles, but they took place close to each other and followed on from the other and had the same general strategic and tactical make-up and it’s my … Continue reading

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