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  • 6 Nov 2018
    Sally Minogue, Andrew Palmer

    Poetry and the Centenary of the First World War

    When we first began to write about the poetry of the First World War, this current centenary lay some years ahead, and was only vaguely in our minds as a publishing end point. At the same time, the approach of the centenary made us think differently, perhaps think more clearly, about how we would write […]

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  • 5 Jan 2015
    Montage of the most read articles in 2014
    Andrew Martin

    The Top 10 most read fifteeneightyfour blog posts of 2014

    Join us as we take our annual look back behind the scenes of fifteeneightyfour to see which of our articles have attracted the most readers...

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  • 28 Aug 2014
    Maartje Abbenhuis

    Why Neutrality Matters

    Maartje Abbenhuis, the author of An Age of Neutrals: Great Power Politics, 1815–1914, studies neutrality and internationalism, including the history of The Netherlands during the First World War to explain the power of a nation that declined to take sides.

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  • 13 Aug 2014

    Europe, 1914: A Puzzle

    Before the conflict of World War I and the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, Europe was a very different place. Can you solve the puzzle below to assemble a map of Europe in 1914? Look out for the German Empire and Austria-Hungary, and good luck finding Poland!

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  • 8 Aug 2014
    A Literary Disclosure
    Rosalind Grooms

    Preserving World War I in Words

    Rosalind Grooms pulls An Outline History of the Great War out of the Press Archive and tells the fascinating story behind it.

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  • 6 Aug 2014

    Recipes from the Homefront

    "Food Will Win the War!" the U.S. Food Administration proclaimed. Instructing the folks at home to cut back on their wheat and meat intake meant more food to fuel the soldiers overseas. But how to make it through those Meatless Tuesdays and Wheatless Wednesdays before 1920? Take a stab at these recipes for the experience of WWI at home.

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  • 16 Jul 2014
    Paul Sheehan

    Poetry vs. Pity

    This week, we delve further into the cultural impact of author of the Great War as Paul Sheehan, Modernism and the Aesthetics of Violence, examines pity and pathos in World War I poetry.

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  • 14 Jul 2014

    Into the Intro: The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism

    Bruno Cabanes' close look at the birth of the international Human Rights movement is also a study of World War I and the complicated peacetime that followed the first global tragedy. This excerpt from The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism offers a glimpse into the complex history of war, peace, and human rights.

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