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Slaughtering Civilians as a Military Tactic: Japan, March-August, 1945

Japan stood alone against the USA in the Second World War. Unlike America, it didn’t have natural resources; or a huge population. By early1945, Japan was defenceless. All that was left was their indomitable spirit. The USA had been taught … Continue reading

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About the battle of the Somme before it began June 1916

“The nation must be taught to bear losses. No amount of skill on the part of the higher commanders, no training, however good, on the part of the officers and men, no superiority of arms and ammunition, however great, will … Continue reading

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The Sledgehammer and the Scalpel: Hamburg 1943 and Amiens 1944

Introduction The Germans achieved a stupendous military victory in the summer of 1940 leaving Britain isolated behind the English Channel, which acted as a ‘moat’. It quickly became apparent the Germans couldn’t invade Britain and vice versa. A military impasse … Continue reading

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The Cursed German born 11th November 1918 (3)

How blessed am I, born in 1945 In Germany, a land of social justice A land of peace and law- abiding people A land without hurricanes, without volcanoes A land without child soldiers, without revolution. How blessed am I, born … Continue reading

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Futility

French fields, frenetic Absurd political inanity Trenches dug ever more… Towards, ‘The Line’ Paling boards holding back mud Latrines, where some cried Some prayed, each afraid Never to see home again. Now in hell where serendipity ruled Next to comrades … Continue reading

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In God We Trust

His fingers, strong and elegant like A concert pianist. Manicured nails Sculpted beautifully. Suiting hours spent On the keyboard; playing a tune of death- ‘Danse Macabre’ maybe- A tune without a score. His baton a mouse His orchestra, a single … Continue reading

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