Tag Archives: World War I

100th Armistice Day

Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War.¬† Instead of posting music or artwork, I’ve decided to post clips of All Quiet On the Western Front and poetry from the war. Here is … Continue reading

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Guns and Ships for the 4th of July

While the first half of Hamilton deals explicitly with the American Revolution, it does not deal specifically with the Declaration of Independence. ¬†This is not surprising, since Alexander Hamilton was not at the Second Continental Congress. Of course, this is … Continue reading

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Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

This is my favorite poem. I can’t relate to it personally (thank God!) and yet the visual images the poem conjures are unforgettable. Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago Today

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. I remember learning in school that his marriage was morganatic, an unequal marriage. His wife, Sophie, was an aristocrat, but she was not a member of the ruling (or former … Continue reading

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