Daily Archives: August 13, 2015

Map of Percentage of Country’s Population Killed in World War Two

Chilling map of the percentage of each country’s population killed in World War Two: See also: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/06/18/map-the-countries-that-suffered-the-most-during-world-war-ii/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na    

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Conflict Poetry: “Epitaphs of War” Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling, often seen as jingoistic poet, persuaded his only son to volunteer for the First World War, where he was killed six weeks after his 18th birthday at the Battle of Loos in 1915. His body was never found. … Continue reading

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Conflict Poem: “Simplify Me When I am Dead”: Keith Douglas (1920-44)

Keith Douglas probably the best British War Poet of the Second World War is often forgotten in the focus on the First World War Poets, so here is one of his best war poems. He was killed in action in … Continue reading

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Conflict Art: A Battery Shelled: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

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