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Conflict Humor: Hungary’s Declaration of War on the USA in 1941

According to a widely circulated if apocryphal contemporary story, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked an aide in the early months of World War II  if Hungary, which had just declared war against the United States, was a  kingdom or a … Continue reading

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Today is the 69th Anniversary of D-Day But We Also Remember Operation Bagration

Today is the 69th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Nazi dominated Europe, we know as D-Day. This campaign resulted in the deaths of over 40,000 allied soldiers, sailors and airmen and with my friends around the world I honor … Continue reading

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Conflict Poem:’The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner’ by Randall Jarrell (1914-65)

I sometimes think that because we find change hard, rather than use systematic ways to better address our conflicts, we would rather go on killing each other, suing each other, divorcing each other, depressing each other, and generally doing all … Continue reading

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Last Letter Home: World War Two

I am just finishing Max Hastings extraordinary history of the Second World War ‘Inferno: The World at War 1939-45, published as ‘All Hell Let Loose’ in the UK. It is extraordinary, because not only does it show his consumate gift for … Continue reading

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Kokoda Track Campaign 1942: Japan versus Australia

I notice I am getting a lot of hits from Australia, a country I have visited twice and really love. Welcome to our readers from Australia (and New Zealand too). So I thought I would post a piece on what … Continue reading

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Republican President Dwight Eisenhower Warning Us about the Military-Industrial Complex

I guess I think of Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) as the last grown up Republican President and of course he was also a very successful World War 2 General and Commander of US forces and creator of the US Inter-State Highway … Continue reading

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War as the Continuation of Politics by Inefficient Means

Responding to a recent post, my fellow blogger Creating Reciprocity commented on the idea of ‘premeditated war’, which I liked because of the verbal association with ‘premeditated murder’, which it often is. But then even setting aside morality, I thought war … Continue reading

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