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Remember the Alamo?

Phil Collins donates Alamo hoard http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28054287 Collection of military memorabilia is at an all time. With the natural rise in interest in the First World War with the centenary of that conflict rapidly approaching. In this case it’s Phil Collins … Continue reading

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Bizarre World War I – The New Body Armor that Failed — History is Now Magazine, Podcasts, Blog and Books | Modern International and American history

http://itshistorypodcasts.com/blog/2014/3/5/bizarre-world-war-i-the-body-armor-invention-that-failed#.UxmCpb3FJiJ Brewster Body Armour This will make you smile folks! A rain or bullets!

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No permanent friends or enemies, only interests

  ‘America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.’[1] Henry Kissinger Today the Western World woke up to a string of sensationalist headlines; ‘Spy Shock’, ‘Embassies Targeted’, ‘Scandal’, reverberated around European media outlets this morning and EU leaders were … Continue reading

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30 Pieces of Weregild

It seems that old enemies can become new friends. Old wounds can and are forgiven. But only if a price is paid. Blood money was the old fashioned term, or Weregild if you prefer the Anglo-Saxon term. Today it has fallen into … Continue reading

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