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There can be only One

The unkillable soldier http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30685433 The image that comes to most people’s mind when they imagine veterans, is that of venerable old men (and increasingly women), sitting with their medals showing, usually in a quiet room. Generally they are alone… The … Continue reading

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Pity the Nations

Art imitates life with alarming regularity, especially in our twenty-first century, but it is rarely seen whereby life returns the favour. Unfortunately the ongoing civil war in Syria is doing just that.     The Crusaders’ castle, Krak des Chevaliers … Continue reading

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