Paul Fussell

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Name: Paul Fussell
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Why literature written out of the First World War is some of the last century’s finest writing

I do not rush to read books about war; in fact, I avoid them. But, strangely, some of my favourite novels, memoirs and poems were inspired by a conflict that claimed the youth of a generation and gave birth to a bitterly disillusioned modern world. The ... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Timeline: Key events in World War I

Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Imperial throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo. Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia. Germany declares war on Russia. Germany declares ... [Published Providence Journal - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Christian nation? Humane nation? Or ... mercenary?

Putting out the 'unwelcome' sign. (Photo: Makaristos)TagsOur reaction to the overflow of Central American children crossing illegally into the United States has answered one nagging national question: Is ours a Christian nation?No.That argument was settled ... [Published AZCentral.com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

If Ruled The World: Max Hastings

No one should leave school without knowing what BROM 4689 stands for, says Max Hastings. reintroduce the magic of adventure to modern historyI have loved history, especially English history, all my life. Today, however, this noble study has sunk into ... [Published The Field - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Ray Waddle: Modern world bears scars of war

Trenches dug in World War I still exist in Sanctuary Wood in Ypres, Belgium. (Photo:/ iStockphoto)In debates about organized religion's future, familiar forces are blamed for its embattled health — triumphant science, individualism, pluralism, Sunday ... [Published Tennessean - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Wounds of World War I Have Yet to Heal

One hundred years ago today, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered World War I. We are still getting over it.A century ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary embarked on his fatal journey to Sarajevo. His murder at ... [Published Daily Beast - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

The war did not affect the United States in fundamental ways. It's not written into family history. What people remember is the crossing of family history and global history. The United States was at war for 16, 17 months, and it suffered a bloody nose. ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

D-Day landings on film: Hollywood's best World War II tributes

Steven Spielberg's 1998 war blockbuster Saving Private Ryan has a reputation for achieving a new level of accuracy. Photograph: Ronald Grant ArchiveAs long as there have been movies, there have been war movies. The events of D-Day were dramatic enough ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 06 2014]
First reported May 21 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 1 reports

Why They Fought

by Tracy R. Walsh In a review of Paul Jankowski’s  Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War , Robert Zaretsky considers  what kept soldiers from deserting the trenches: Why did they accept being fodder for cannons when they saw through the official ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 21 2014]

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Why literature written out of the First World W... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 18 2014]
Timeline: Key events in World War I [Published Providence Journal - Jul 18 2014]
Christian nation? Humane nation? Or ... mercenary? [Published AZCentral.com - Jul 17 2014]
If Ruled The World: Max Hastings [Published The Field - Jul 11 2014]
Ray Waddle: Modern world bears scars of war [Published Tennessean - Jul 05 2014]
Wounds of World War I Have Yet to Heal [Published Daily Beast - Jun 28 2014]
Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jun 25 2014]
D-Day landings on film: Hollywood's best World ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 06 2014]
Why They Fought [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 21 2014]
All Deserts Look Alike [Published Slate Magazine - Apr 11 2014]
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by Tracy R. Walsh In a review of Paul Jankowski’s  Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War , Robert Zaretsky considers  what kept soldiers from deserting the trenches: Why did they accept being fodder for cannons when they saw through the official ...
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