Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Laporte to BHL: You are a pig, sir.

Read it here.

Armistice Day



This being Armistice Day, it might be a good opportunity to take a look at the Web site of The Museum of the Great War (Historial de la Grande Guerre), which is located in Picardy. It is hard to overstate the importance of World War I in shaping the future of France's (and Europe's, and the world's) 20th century. And to put contemporary conflicts in perspective, it's always good to recall that between July and November 1916, the Battle of the Somme claimed more than a million casualties.