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The not so silent Killer…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27365003   PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is affecting more British veterans than ever before. A British charity says that it’s treating over 4,500 veterans, the greatest number ever presenting with symptoms consistent with the affliction, the greatest number in … Continue reading

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Survivors….of a kind….

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26170799 The First World War was as it’s name suggests, a titanic thing. It was so monumental both in terms of human sacrifice and geography, that sometimes we as a species fail to grasp a subtle truth. Not all those … Continue reading

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Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?

Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer? This piece by the BBC cogently sets forth the disquieting fact that Afghanistan is a place where foreign armies come to wither and leave. The British, Soviets and now ISAF all have failed to … Continue reading

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What did you do in the War, Daddy?

(pic. wikipedia.org)    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an unusual malady. Loosely defined it is an affliction which attacks the sufferer’s mind, forcing him or her to relieve with a range of symptoms and with varying degrees of severity, intensity … Continue reading

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(image from thehindu.com, 05/07/2013) Shielding Commonwealth war graves from the ravages of time This is a great article by Christian Fraser for BBC news, regarding the herculean restorative efforts being undertaken at the Commonwealth War Graves in France and elsewhere … Continue reading

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A Few Dollars More: Revisiting the Mau Mau Compensation

(image from http://www.maumau.news.uk.msn.com) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22986211  A few weeks ago I posted an article entitled ’30 pieces of Weregild’, in which I described the British government’s response to the Mau Mau insurgency and their eventual payment of compensation to those Kenyans directly … Continue reading

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