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War Is Hell, for Everyone Involved

An Army Marches on Its Stomach Admittedly, this quote has been floating around my mental space for a week, now. It was prompted by the idea that Putin wanted to ‘conquer’ Ukraine as quickly as possible. Having a 61 km … Continue reading

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“This Was Their Finest Hour”

Battle of Britain (July 10, 1940 – October 31, 1940) I started looking at this time period, after being prompted by the headline on the back cover of XPD. June 10, 1940 was the date of the Fall of France … Continue reading

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Not America’s Finest Hour

The Bay of Pigs Invasion While writing, yesterday, about Dag Hammarskj√∂ld’s plane crash in 1961, I started wondering about the US failed attempt to invade Cuba and remove Fidel Castro from the world stage. It was an embarrassing diplomatic fiasco. … Continue reading

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Is This the Real Thing or Just a Fantasy?

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai… (1984) I never saw this one during its initial cinema run. I suspect a lot of other people didn’t, as well. It had a budget of US$14M, but recouped only about half that at the … Continue reading

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