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5 Things I Learned While Writing A Tale of Two Nations

If you’ve been studying a subject for as long as I have, you might not think there is anything left to discover or surprise. I’ve been studying World War I and how it changed the lives of ordinary people since I was a teenager. When I embarked on writing A Tale of Two Nations, my […]

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The Sinking of the Lusitania

The Lusitania is perhaps the most famous ocean liner to be sunk during World War One. At the start of the war, the liner was less than a decade old. Built by Cunard, the vessel, for a time, was the world’s largest ship. It also won the coveted Blue Riband award for crossing the Atlantic […]

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Hail the Magnificent Ocean Liners

Early 20th century ocean liners — unlike their poor cousins today, the cruise ship — were grand in scale, luxury and architecture. In the days before air travel, these liners escorted thousands of passengers around the world. The most popular route was between North America and Europe, a trip which in the 1910s took less than two […]

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