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Urbi et Orbi: Apologia

Dear Readers (both loyal and disloyal!),   Firstly, please allow me to apologise to you.   I have been unfaithful! I have engaged with the Twitter machine (@constantg2222) and have neglected this site for some time no! And I won’t … Continue reading

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The Observer view on Pope Francis’s comments on a world at war

The Observer view on Pope Francis’s comments on a world at war http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/31/pope-francis-war-terror?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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A Woman’s Work is Never Done

Women veterans in Vietnam

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Invictus Games: I am the Captain of my Fate, I am the Master of my Soul

Take a look at @constantg2222’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/constantg2222/status/729466888523239424?s=09

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BBC News: Last Treblinka death camp survivor Samuel Willenberg dies

Last Treblinka death camp survivor Samuel Willenberg dies – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35623492

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BBC News: How the British and Americans started listening in

How the British and Americans started listening in – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35491822

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Call for Papers: Medicine in its Place

Originally posted on HSTM Network Ireland:
Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference 7 – 10 July 2016 Canterbury, England, United Kingdom Hosted by the Centre for the History of…

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There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about

http://qz.com/547641/theres-an-awful-cost-to-getting-a-phd-that-no-one-talks-about/ Your mental health is important. You only get one. And you better take every step to make sure it’s ok. Take care of yourselves guys and girls.

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Beware the Horns, when running with the Bulls

Eamonn T. Gardiner, Lead Organiser of the Irish History Students Association. Sounds fancy right? Well in truth, its a lot of work, but isn’t massively interfering with college or non-college (I’ve resigned myself to not having much of an extra-course … Continue reading

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Life on the Ocean Wave

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33543706

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The Tan War: Rebel art puts revolutionaries in the picture

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/the-tan-war-rebel-art-puts-revolutionaries-in-the-picture-317065.html

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Slave 1

Primary source: Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship. http://pinterest.com/pin/30821578671840020/?s=3&m=wordpress

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Is the US president really an elected monarch?

Is the US president really an elected monarch? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32741802

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Planning & Booking!

Originally posted on ihsa2016:
Galway Harbour at Night Hello followers! Just to keep you all up to date on developments since we last spoke. We have set the date; the IHSA will take place on the weekend of the 19th…

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October 1920: British Murder Gang brings terror to Manor Street

Originally posted on dublin7peopleshistory:
At 1.50am on Saturday 16th October 1920 Peter O’Carroll and his wife Annie were awoken by a heavy and ominous knock on the front door of their home at 92 Manor Street. Mr. O’Carroll rose…

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A baby called Somme

A baby called Somme http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31967883

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Inside the Kremlin’s ‘troll army’

Inside the Kremlin’s ‘troll army’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31962644 A concept that could be concerning for historians in the future.

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A Mutual Fascination: Indians in Brighton During the First World War

http://www.historytoday.com/suzanne-bardgett/mutual-fascination-indians-brighton-during-first-world-war

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Geddes Axe Mk. 2

During the First World War, the British National Debt rose by over 1100% from £37.3 million to £359.8 million! Post war there was a concerted drive to rein in spending in public areas, especially defence spending. Sir Eric Geddes headed … Continue reading

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Memento Mori – Morior Invictus

Being a historian is difficult. There’s the slog work as I call it; the readings, the theories, the whiteboard sessions, the late nights and early mornings, the travel (and travel food and budgets and not having a proper workspace on … Continue reading

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Not even Nostradamus was this good…..Philip Gordon and the End of War?

….If Philip H. Gordon had tonight’s lottery numbers, I would be looking over his shoulder as he filled in his ticket….and advising everyone I know to be doing exactly the same. It’s not that I would be certain he’s win, … Continue reading

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‘Colossal impudence?’ Funding a Political Party | History at Galway

https://historyatgalway.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/colossal-impudence-funding-a-political-party/

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No jobs for the Old Boys!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30962007 A nice and controversial plan to arrive at a streamlined force for the UK looks set to run into some opposition!

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The Still Unknown Soldier

Search fails to trace Irish relatives of WW1 soldier http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/search-fails-to-trace-irish-relatives-of-ww1-soldier-307001.html?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=sharebutton

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Afghanistan conflict: Taliban declares ‘defeat’ of Nato – BBC News

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30626728 One would be hard pressed to disagree with this statement from the Taliban. After beating the British Empire, the Soviet Union and now the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is Afghanistan unconquerable? A statement which range true in the 80s, … Continue reading

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The most important battle you’ve probably never heard of

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28484146

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Moment of Truth for Brazil’s military past

Moment of Truth for Brazil’s military past http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30408012

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Remembering Russia’s unknown soldiers

Remembering Russia’s unknown soldiers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30306994

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers.

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Germany considers a more active role

Germany considers a more active role http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30004990

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World War One at Home: John Logie Baird and the undersock

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29847206

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Crowds ignore Tower of London poppy garden Tube warning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29861969

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Bunker busting under London?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29566275

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U-boat found with ship it sank

U-boat found with ship it sank http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29721118

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How the British financed Napoleon’s return to power!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29643065

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The Disappeared: Human remains found in search for Brendan Megraw

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-29444256

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The Other Great War 1918+

How in a single year did life expectancy in the US dropped by 12 years? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29541235

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Aids: Origin of pandemic ‘was 1920s Kinshasa’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29442642

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Romancing rebellion: the culture that spawned the Irish rebels of Easter 1916

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/romancing-rebellion-culture-spawned-irish-rebels-easter-1916-b The review begs the question was the real fight the revolution of the soul?

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Boots on the Ground

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29413429 In the latter years of the Twentieth Century, after the Cold War had come to an end and the thaw that had emerged a new concept was explored in Europe. It was born out of several key concepts and … Continue reading

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How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28145649

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One people, 1,200 sausages

One people, 1,200 sausages http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29380144

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Zara’s ‘Holocaust uniform’ and other clothing errors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28944516

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World War One: Kenya’s forgotten heroes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28836752

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The WW1 game that’s still popular today

The WW1 game that’s still popular today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29050369

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2.6m historic pictures posted online

2.6m historic pictures posted online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849

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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28833238

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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28833238

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Coonagh had highest death toll in World War I

http://www.solimerick.com/news/1205/coonagh-had-highest-death-toll-i

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