Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even […]
World War I (1914-1918)
In a vain attempt to streamline global new world order governance, it is sometimes very tempting for “macro” world leaders to simply implement domestic and global policies which completely steam roll over the rights of their individual citizens, for purposes of ease of control and rule, rather than taking the time out to deal with, and rectify, the multiple internecine conflicts, fundamental denials of human and civil rights, race/religious/ethnic tensions, and the rampant injustices which plague their people.
It’s summer time. And while I could certainly report on the failed efforts and initiatives of congress or which presidential hopefuls really have veterans’ initiatives at heart, I’m pausing that drama to bring you information on something far more intriguing to me at the moment – Dr. Steve Stahl’s Shell Shock.
The more we write about scanning and digitization projects, the more we hear about them. And given that this day is Veterans Day, a project to digitize World War I diaries from British soldiers feels particularly relevant.
An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls for military reform—by doing more with less.