Trench warfare, WW1

Surviving the trenches: killing sin before sin kills you

The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, was the worst day in the history of the British Army. It was meant to be the big offensive that would end the vicious stalemate of trench warfare and win the Allies the war. Overnight the British artillery bombarded the German positions, and in […]

Making sense of the war in Ukraine

Words can’t do justice to the horrors of the war in Ukraine. Seeing the carnage and devastation play out in real-time on the news and on social media can’t fail to cause even the stiffest upper lip to quiver. We can’t avoid it, we don’t really want to… Large-scale war on the European continent in […]