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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…

The new Secretary for War

30 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The military situation’, The Spectator, 29 July 1916: We have a new Secretary for War. Mr Lloyd George, as we all…

The new Secretary for War

28 July 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The military situation’, The Spectator, 29 July 1916: We have a new Secretary for War. Mr Lloyd George, as we all…

Over the top

23 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Battle of the Somme’, The Spectator, 22 July 1916: What we seldom hear about is what Milton called the ‘raw…

Over the top

21 July 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The Battle of the Somme’, The Spectator, 22 July 1916: What we seldom hear about is what Milton called the ‘raw…

Never again

16 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Terms of peace’, The Spectator, 15 July 1916: As the man in the street might say, ‘The Allies are not…

Never again

14 July 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Terms of peace’, The Spectator, 15 July 1916: As the man in the street might say, ‘The Allies are not…

The meaning of the Somme

9 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the week’, The Spectator, 8 July 1916: On the surface of London life there is hardly a ripple,…

The meaning of the Somme

7 July 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘News of the week’, The Spectator, 8 July 1916: On the surface of London life there is hardly a ripple,…

Preparing for peacetime

2 July 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Preparation for peace’, The Spectator, 1 July 1916: All industrial development relies in the last resort upon human energy,…

Preparing for peacetime

30 June 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Preparation for peace’, The Spectator, 1 July 1916: All industrial development relies in the last resort upon human energy,…

Who is this again?

25 June 2016 3:00 am

From ‘English or British?’, The Spectator, 25 June 1916: We wish that this question of ‘England’ or ‘Britain’ could be settled satisfactorily,…

Who is this again?

23 June 2016 2:00 am

From ‘English or British?’, The Spectator, 25 June 1916: We wish that this question of ‘England’ or ‘Britain’ could be settled satisfactorily,…

After the breakthrough

18 June 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Verdun’, The Spectator, 16 June 1916: As has been proved again and again in this war, if you are willing to…

After the breakthrough

16 June 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Verdun’, The Spectator, 16 June 1916: As has been proved again and again in this war, if you are willing to…

The Kitchener effect

11 June 2016 8:00 am

From ‘Lord Kitchener’, The Spectator, 9 June 1916: The central fact in Kitchener’s administration of the War Office is that…

The Kitchener effect

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Lord Kitchener’, The Spectator, 9 June 1916: The central fact in Kitchener’s administration of the War Office is that…

1916: Sorry, President Wilson, but this is not a gentlemanly war

4 June 2016 9:00 am

From ‘President Wilson and the Lessons of History’, 2 June 1916: Emphatically it is not a war of what we…

Against armistice

2 June 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘President Wilson and the Lessons of History’, 2 June 1916: Emphatically it is not a war of what we…

The Spectator, 1916: To win the war, lose the dogs

28 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Food dictatorship’, The Spectator, 27 May 1916: Nobody would like to see the whole race of dogs exterminated, but…