Plastic Paddy – A person who retains a strong sense of Irish cultural identity despite not having been born in Ireland or being of only (if any) partial Irish descent. Urban Dictionary The 17th of March is that day of the year that has been in your calendar since the 1st of January. New Years Eve … More “P is for Plastic Paddy”
In relation to my previous post, here is the link to the documentary I have made reference to. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! LEILA KHALED, Hijacker: Watch the entire documentary film chronicling the Palestinian revolutionary’s life online now.
The relationship between gender and terrorism is something I came across through my university studies, and I think it is fair to acknowledge the overwhelmingly masculine connotations attached to the label ‘terrorist’. Throughout the Twentieth Century there have been prominent female terrorists, with Leila Khaled and Ulrike Meinhof representing just two examples of women advocating the use … More Women: The Unlikely Terrorists?
Just a short post today, A friend drew my attention to this colour film of Berlin in July 1945 which covers the destruction and depravity to Berlin’s society immediately after the war. It is pretty incredible seeing the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag within a context of total war, where the surrounding areas have essentially … More Berlin 1945
Saturday Reader: The Holocaust at 70 – A Retrospective Essay. Extremely powerful photos. I urge anyone with an interest in the social impact of Nazis anti-Semitism on the occupied territories should take a look. It’s amazing see the same building occupied by the Nazis, with Swastikas draping from the windows to now see it in the 21st … More Saturday Reader: The Holocaust at 70 – A Retrospective Essay
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-day-that-deutschland-died-retracing-the-fate-of-captured-axis-soldiers-at-the-end-of-ww2-10216869.html This is well worth a read for anyone interested in World War Two. I had previoisly assumed German POWs were immediately returned home after the war, as opposed to providing a source of labor for post-war Britain. I found it particularly interesting when it discussed the agricultural work the soldiers did and the social … More The day that Deutschland died: Retracing the fate of captured Axis soldiers at the end of WW2
Historical Quotes. – Quotes from George Santayana and Aristotle are admirable, and scarily accurate. Enjoy x
Blogging, or my interpretation of blogging, is about expressing your own interests and a lot of my posts on A World Affair include snippets of topics I have studied so far in my university life which have shaped my outlook on certain regions and periods. 1968, however, was a topic covered in a single lecture during my first … More 1968 – A Year of Historical Significance