Monthly Archives: October 2014

Band of Brothers

With the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo next year the first salvo of new books on it have now been released, but of the three it was Brendan Simms’ work that grabbed my attention. The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men … Continue reading

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Sometimes the world doesn’t need a hero…

…sometimes what it needs is a monster. Yesterday I decided to get out of the house for a bit and go to the pictures: there’s something wonderful about logging out of email accounts, switching everything off and going incommunicado for … Continue reading

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