A far-fetched war

30 October 2010 12:00 am

First, a disclaimer: this review will not touch upon some recent, odd behaviour of this book’s author, Orlando Figes, because I can’t see that it’s relevant.

. . . and they did to us

9 October 2010 12:00 am

The craters are all filled in, the ruins replaced, and the last memories retold only in the whispery voices of the old.

What we did to them . . .

9 October 2010 12:00 am

The perception of war changes, remarked the poet Robert Graves, when ‘your Aunt Fanny, the firewatcher, is as likely to be killed as a soldier in battle’.

A dream to fly

14 August 2010 12:00 am

Undeniably the Hawker Hurricane has suffered the fate of the less pretty sister.

Mud, blood and jungle rot

31 July 2010 12:00 am

The Matterhorn, at 14,679 feet in the Alps, is said to be very difficult to climb.

Not cowardly enough

20 January 2010 12:00 am

Nobody who reads Nigel Farndale’s The Blasphemer is likely to complain about being short-changed.

Beyond the call of duty

24 June 2009 12:00 am

Men of War: Courage under Fire in the 19th-century Navy, by David Crane

The end of the affair

25 March 2009 12:00 am

Americans in Paris, by Charles Glass