From The Archives

The dogs of peace

26 May 2016 1:00 pm

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

The first world war comes home to a Kensington bus

21 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The softening of street manners’, The Spectator, 20 May 1916: Generally the public opinion of the ’bus entirely upholds…

Bus battles

19 May 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The softening of street manners’, The Spectator, 20 May 1916: Generally the public opinion of the ’bus entirely upholds…

The untrustworthy Winston Churchill, 1916

14 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Colonel Winston Churchill’, The Spectator, 13 May 1916: The return of Colonel Churchill to the House of Commons, which we are…

Churchill’s return

12 May 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Colonel Winston Churchill’, The Spectator, 13 May 1916: The return of Colonel Churchill to the House of Commons, which we are…

The Spectator’s advice on keeping Ireland quiet in 1916

7 May 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Reconstruction’, The Spectator, 5 May 1916: What Ireland wants just now is firm and judicious military government. The rebellion of last…

What to do in Ireland

5 May 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Reconstruction’, The Spectator, 5 May 1916: What Ireland wants just now is firm and judicious military government. The rebellion of last…

The Easter rising

30 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Dublin Revolt’, The Spectator, 29 April 1916: If we are to do what will most disappoint the Germans, and that…

The Easter rising

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The Dublin Revolt’, The Spectator, 29 April 1916: If we are to do what will most disappoint the Germans, and that…

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From the archives: why every fit man must volunteeer

23 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Volunteer Training Corps’, The Spectator, 8 April 1916: If we were the Government, we would state plainly that in the…

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Duty calls

21 April 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘The Volunteer Training Corps’, The Spectator, 8 April 1916: If we were the Government, we would state plainly that in the…

From the archive: A day in the trenches

16 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Observing: an average day’, The Spectator, 15 April 1916: 5.10 a.m. The signaller on duty at the telephone has just said…

All quiet on the Western Front

14 April 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Observing: an average day’, The Spectator, 15 April 1916: 5.10 a.m. The signaller on duty at the telephone has just said…

Zeppelin raids

9 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Per Mare, Per Terras, Per Coelum’, The Spectator, 8 April 1916: The very worst the Germans can do in the way…

Zeppelin raids

7 April 2016 1:00 pm

From ‘Per Mare, Per Terras, Per Coelum’, The Spectator, 8 April 1916: The very worst the Germans can do in the way…

The road to remembrance

2 April 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The “Via Sacra”’, The Spectator, 1 April 1916: When the war is over, France, Belgium, and Britain will be faced with…

The road to remembrance

31 March 2016 2:00 pm

From ‘The “Via Sacra”’, The Spectator, 1 April 1916: When the war is over, France, Belgium, and Britain will be faced with…

Flying start

26 March 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Common-sense and the command of the air’, The Spectator, 25 March 1916: The Air Service will be the great fighting…

Flying start

23 March 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Common-sense and the command of the air’, The Spectator, 25 March 1916: The Air Service will be the great fighting…

Portugal’s choice

19 March 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Portugal and the war’, The Spectator, 18 March 1916: Portugal in coming into the war may seem to have taken…

Portugal’s choice

17 March 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Portugal and the war’, The Spectator, 18 March 1916: Portugal in coming into the war may seem to have taken…

Against Churchill

12 March 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Colonel Churchill’, The Spectator, 11 March 1916: Colonel Churchill is being found out. The charm, once universal, no longer…

Against Churchill

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Colonel Churchill’, The Spectator, 11 March 1916: Colonel Churchill is being found out. The charm, once universal, no longer…

The last of Henry James

5 March 2016 9:00 am

From ‘Henry James’, The Spectator, 4 March 1916: Englishmen are not likely ever to forget the generous thought which inspired…

The last of Henry James

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

From ‘Henry James’, The Spectator, 4 March 1916: Englishmen are not likely ever to forget the generous thought which inspired…