Because I do a lot of historical research, I’m pretty familiar with the facts and consequences of World Word I, and the longer-term impacts of both World Wars. But you don’t have to be a history buff to be aware that both wars are still the biggest, most destructive conflicts, with the highest casualties the […]
I normally mark Remembrance Day each year, but this year is special. World War I, the Great War, was not the deadliest war in history. It wanted wasn’t even the second most deadliest. In a list of total casualties, World War I comes eighth! So why is so much fuss made about World War I?
I honestly didn’t think I’d manage to pull this off. A few weeks ago, it was brought to my attention that November 11 this year is the one hundredth anniversary of Armistice Day — known as Remembrance Day by many western countries. As a history nut, I was appalled I had nearly missed this significant