World War I

Find here all articles related to World War I (1914-1918). Find interesting facts about the First World War, incredible stories, battle of Somme, Ypres…

Sidney Reilly, World War I Spy and Scoundrel

Author Ian Fleming, when asked about the escapades of his fictional spy James Bond, reportedly replied, “He’s no Sidney Reilly.” Who was Sidney Reilly and why did Fleming’s remark indicate that the smooth, suave licensed-to-kill ladykiller was inferior to him? Perhaps because what Agent 007 accomplished with the gadgets provided by the ingenuity of Q …

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Arthur Conan Doyle’s Military Innovations in World War I

The War’s Afoot: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Military Innovations in World War I

As Sherlock Holmes would have put it, when one has eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Holmes used the aphorism to solve crimes, but for his creator Arthur Conan Doyle, the surly attitudes of Germans in attendance at the 1911 International Road Competition in 1911 convinced him that the automobile …

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Wilfred Owen’s Poetry

How Wilfred Owen’s Poetry Reaches Out To Modern Sensibilities

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? –Only the monstrous anger of the guns. – Wilfred Owen, “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. -Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est” …

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