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A deadly silence

27 October 2016 2:00 pm

From ‘Secrecy and disease’, The Spectator, 28 October 1916: The war might have damned us, as Germany planned, but it…

The King’s contribution

22 October 2016 9:00 am

From ‘A Royal contribution’, The Spectator, 7 October 1916: His Majesty has passed through troublous times, in the constitutional controversy, in…

The King’s contribution

20 October 2016 2:00 pm

From ‘A Royal contribution’, The Spectator, 7 October 1916: His Majesty has passed through troublous times, in the constitutional controversy, in…

Sea strategy

15 October 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Decisive victory at sea’, The Spectator, 7 October 1916: The only excuse for changing our views of the magnificent rightness…

Sea strategy

13 October 2016 2:00 pm

From ‘Decisive victory at sea’, The Spectator, 7 October 1916: The only excuse for changing our views of the magnificent rightness…

Conscription in Ireland

8 October 2016 9:00 am

From ‘More men’, The Spectator, 7 October 1916: Are we or are we not to apply compulsory service to Ireland? The…

Conscription in Ireland

6 October 2016 2:00 pm

From ‘More men’, The Spectator, 7 October 1916: Are we or are we not to apply compulsory service to Ireland? The…

Serpent of mud

1 October 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The fall of Combles and Thiepval’, The Spectator, 30 September 1916: The trench — ugly, dirty, dull, untidy serpent…

Serpent of mud

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The fall of Combles and Thiepval’, The Spectator, 30 September 1916: The trench — ugly, dirty, dull, untidy serpent…

Turning the tide

24 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Battle of the Somme’, The Spectator, 23 September 1916: It may prove to be the fact that the battle…

Turning the tide

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The Battle of the Somme’, The Spectator, 23 September 1916: It may prove to be the fact that the battle…

In defence of Asquith

17 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Mr. Asquith’, The Spectator, 16 September, 1916: King George has no other subject who is trusted so widely by his…

In defence of Asquith

15 September 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Mr. Asquith’, The Spectator, 16 September, 1916: King George has no other subject who is trusted so widely by his…

Fire in the sky

10 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The burning of the Zeppelin’, The Spectator, 9 September 1916: Half London formed the vast proscenium for this tragedy…

Fire in the sky

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The burning of the Zeppelin’, The Spectator, 9 September 1916: Half London formed the vast proscenium for this tragedy…

Churchill’s privilege

3 September 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Mr Churchill’s misfire’, The Spectator, 2 September 1916: There is nothing that democracy so much hates as unfair privilege, and Mr Churchill…

Churchill’s privilege

1 September 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Mr Churchill’s misfire’, The Spectator, 2 September 1916: There is nothing that democracy so much hates as unfair privilege, and Mr Churchill…

Just not cricket

27 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The bed-rock of war’, The Spectator, 26 August 1916: As a rule in war the bowling has a great advantage over…

Just not cricket

25 August 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The bed-rock of war’, The Spectator, 26 August 1916: As a rule in war the bowling has a great advantage over…

Iron birds

20 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 19 August 1916: The Parliamentary Air Committee having recently inhaled much ozone at…

Iron birds

18 August 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 19 August 1916: The Parliamentary Air Committee having recently inhaled much ozone at…

Holding on

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

From ‘Restless politicians’, The Spectator, 12 August 1916: Even those journals which a few months ago were most zealous for…

Holding on

11 August 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Restless politicians’, The Spectator, 12 August 1916: Even those journals which a few months ago were most zealous for…

Entrenched wisdom

6 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Armour of offence’, The Spectator, 5 August 1916: The soldier must never forget that it is his business to…

Entrenched wisdom

4 August 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Armour of offence’, The Spectator, 5 August 1916: The soldier must never forget that it is his business to…