Tag Archives: World War I

Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II

7 Oct

Further to this post, Wilson, World War I and Counter-Factuals: No Third Reich, No Soviet Union but… It’s clear, with a century of hindsight, what a Europe without Wilson and his Fourteen Points wo…

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Mark Collins – “The Lord of the Rings'” Origin at the Bloody Somme

4 Jul

Yet another aspect to a terrible battle that haunts us still: How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front Credit Rebecca Bird IN the summer of 1916, a young Oxford academic embarked for Fr…

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Mark Collins – “Sowing the Wind: The First Soviet-German Military Pact and the Origins of World War II”

7 Jun

A piece at War on the Rocks reminds us of a little-remembered but important aspect of post-World War I history (with a recent twist at the end of the post): …. While Soviet-German military co…

Source: Mark Collins – “Sowing the Wind: The First Soviet-German Military Pact and the Origins of World War II”

Mark Collins – “Storm of Steel”, or, Ernst Jünger: German World War I “Born Warrior” (with Canadian angle)

2 Jun

Ernst Jünger

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Mark Collins – Thank Goodness the State Dept. Still Has a Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

20 May

earlier post on an American proposal for post-WW I borders (and note Turkey/Syria border issues):“What to Do About the Bloody Middle East?”https://cgai3ds.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/mark-collins-what-to-do-about-the-bloody-middle-east/

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Mark Collins – “The First World War Day-by-Day” at Twitter

18 Mar

This is a feed (@fcwm_amcg) from Friends of the Canadian War Museum; my good friend, Michael Dawson–a retired Canadian diplomat and lastly “Canadian Political Advisor to the (US) Comman…

Source: Mark Collins – “The First World War Day-by-Day” at Twitter

Mark Collins – Stalin, Hitler and Mass Murder; China and WW III?

8 Mar

Excerpts from Dominic Lieven’s brilliant book, The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution (one of Prof. Lieven’s forbears became the Imperial Russian Navy’…

Source: Mark Collins – Stalin, Hitler and Mass Murder; China and WW III?