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3 Anxious Men

In the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a trio of naval officers were forced to contemplate the use of their nuclear armament. Such was this standoff between superpowers, the most tense period of the Cold War, that the launch … Continue reading

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Raging Against the Dying of the Light

With just seven days left of his life, Frederick Grainger was an unremarkable man. He had spent much of his thirty years up to that point unemployed, sleeping on the sofas of friends, getting into bar fights, struggling with depression, … Continue reading

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The stultification of soldiery

Mouth dry. Heart pounding. Eyes streaming. Yep, bloody typical. One of the things they never tell you about war, one aspect that is entirely ignored in Hollywood’s gung-ho depiction of its brutal reality, is how it doesn’t take a breather … Continue reading

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