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Well, that was a bit of a surprise. Yesterday marked the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Ulster Covenant, the document signed by nearly half a million Ulstermen and women in 1912 as a protest against the British government’s … Continue reading
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Is Heroism Dumb?
One hundred-and-ninety-nine years ago last month, a very smart, self-taught, stunningly gorgeous, and strategically savvy man had a very bad idea. There are a few given rules in warfare that should be followed to the letter. Most of them are … Continue reading
Stalking the Warrior Tuktu*
The “Trail of the Caribou” is one of the most interesting and poignant memorials of the Great War. Designed to trace the path of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment** through its engagements in the First World War, the trail consists of … Continue reading