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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting… George Orwell

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Belgian Canal Boat Fund for the relief of the civil population behind the firing lines. Send them something The First World War was not the first example of civilian populations being decimated by…

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Flames of Louvain – Leuven 1914 an attempt to destroy a civilisation

On 19 August, 1914, two weeks after the invasion of Belgium, German troops attacked the city of Leuven (Louvain). There were 200 civilians killed, 1,100 houses destroyed. Leuven being a university town with a very interesting library saw 300,000 books … Continue reading

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