Paul R Walsh

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The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

Excerpted from <i>Arms and the Man</i>, Vol. 50 No. 1, April 6, 1911.<p>Up to March 29, 1911, the official military hand arm of the United States was the Colt’s …

The Bible’s women are a lot more powerful and complex than we’ve been led to believe

The most well-known female biblical characters feel familiar to us because they’re so embedded within our culture. These women are represented in …

Beauty and the Battleship

During the First World War, patterns of ‘disruptive colouration’ were applied directly to guns, trucks and tanks to disguise them from reconnaissance …

Royal Navy

Lucky Break: the Zimmermann Telegram

It is well known that the Second World War was significantly shortened thanks to the team at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, who cracked the code of …

The European Left is struggling to combat anti-Semitism in its midst. If history is any guide, it may be a long time before their solidarity extends to Jews and Israelis.

Alex Chalmers, the co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, resigned on February 17, citing widespread anti-Semitism and hostility to Jews …

How a failed rebellion changed the world: The Easter Rising’s strange centennial

The doomed rebellion 100 years ago was more than a minor colonial squabble, or a mythic saga of noble sacrifice<p>Everything about the Easter Rising of 1916 is controversial, including when to celebrate its centennial. By longstanding tradition, the anniversary of the doomed rebellion that ultimately …

World History
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