Praise the Fallen! (WW1)

 

 “This is a war to end all wars.” – American President Woodrow Wilson. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the “Great War”. One hundred years ago today, 28th July, 1914 continuing until the 11th November, 1918, nearly 10,000,000 soldiers died and close to 30,000,000 more were wounded or went “missing” in what was up until 1939 the largest armed conflict in human history. To mark this most somber day I have decided to dedicate today’s article to some of my favourite films, shows and games based on the Great War. “There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, […]

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The Longest Day.

 

 “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.” -General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the start of Operation Overlord. The heroic and nearly suicidal attack launched by the Allies against Nazi occupied Europe. Without the sacrifice of the thousands of men that died on the beaches of […]

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