Tag Archives: Germany

A Broad Church too far?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-should-visit-graves-of-british-soldiers-killed-in-1916-says-ex-tory-mp-1.2169232 Last week I wrote about the ‘bandwagoneering’ of the Easter Rising. This week’s blog is in a similar vein. The Commanding Officer of the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), some of the soldiers who helped suppress the Rising, … Continue reading

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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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Germany’s forgotten war

Germany’s forgotten war http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26368633 War service and sacrifice commemorations are a difficult business in Germany at the best of times. Commemorating the Great War can only be fraught with difficulties.

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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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