Category: war diary

  • The Army

    Few aspects of modern life are more different than the conditions endured by soldiers in the 18th century army. Our soldiers today still fight, endure wounds, amputations and death but their conditions of service are so much better that they would be astonished if they read the accounts left by their ancestors who fought in […]

  • Barbarossa & The Crusades

    Tuesday 29 May 1945 By today my will power is defeated. I lay in bed when I should have been up for early Mass. I gave in a nasty exercise on turning parts of Hannibal and Epaminondas into ‘oratio obliqua”. Betty had practically done it for me the night before in the library. Eileen Betty’s […]

  • Barbarossa & Crusades

    Tuesday 29 May 1945 By today my will power is defeated. I lay in bed when I should have been up for early Mass. I gave in a nasty exercise on turning parts of Hannibal and Epaminondas into ‘oratio obliqua”. Betty had practically done it for me the night before in the library. Eileen Betty’s […]