Category Archives: War

Notes on the Canadians Buried at Suda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Among the over 1700 graves at the Suda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery there are five Canadians. All five were airmen. While the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army functioned as discreet units in operations during the Second World … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Great War: The Will to Fight

This is my fourth post on Lessons from the Great War. The first raised four questions. The second addressed one of the questions – why did the war end? The answer was that the Allies on the Western Front had … Continue reading

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Christian Fascism in the USA: Chris Hedges and Authentic Christianity

The good does draw to the good. – Chris Hedges Chris Hedges is an award-winning American journalist who this past January gave the John Albert Hall lecture at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The organizers underestimated … Continue reading

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The Origins of the First World War

I have these three books in my bookshelf. They each discuss the origins of the First World War. They do not agree. The oldest is The World Crisis by Winston Churchill, and it has my grandfather’s name in it indicating … Continue reading

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The Territorial Expansion of Modern Greece

I recently finished A Concise History of Greece, Third Edition by Richard Clogg (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). Clogg is a now a retired professor of modern Greek history, but previously lectured in London and Oxford. The book is just … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Great War: The End

In my initial post on the Great War I asked four questions. The first of them was about the reasons for the war, and the second was about why the belligerants persisted in the war at such great cost rather … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Great War: Some Questions

If you know me you will know that I am a great reader of history books. I have spent many hours reading about wars and conflicts around the world. Ever since the approach of the 100th anniversary of the beginning … Continue reading

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