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  • 13 Jun 2022
    Will Kaufman

    Why American Song and Struggle? And Why Begin with Columbus?

    I’ve made my name mostly as a Woody Guthrie scholar. Around the time of the Guthrie centenary in 2012, I became increasingly aware of references to Guthrie as ‘the father of American protest music’ and ‘the first singer-songwriter’ etc. That implied something that Woody himself would surely have denied: that he hadn’t an extensive inherited […]

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  • 15 May 2017
    John Kiszely

    Author John Kiszely sheds new light on one of the worst blunders in British military history

    The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill. But what were the reasons for failure? In this exclusive article for fifteeneightyfour, Sir John Kiszely, who served in the British Army for forty years, rising to the rank of lieutenant general, explains his personal fascination with the campaign and what it can tell us about more recent wars.

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