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Book Review – S. Rabalais, General Fox Conner, Pershing’s Chief of Operations and Eisenhower’s Mentor (Havertown, Pa., 2016)

  Steven Rabalais’ fascinating biography is the first to cover the life of US army officer Fox Conner (1874-1951). Connor served as ‘Black’ Jack Pershing’s Chief of Operations in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during the Great War and in the 1920’s became a close confidant, mentor and friend to Dwight Eisenhower.

Remembering the Unknown Warrior, 10 November 2016

On 10th November I attended the commemoration of the Unknown Warrior at Victoria Station. The service opened with a short narration and was followed by a minute’s silence to mark the arrival of the Unknown Warrior at Platform 8, Victoria Station in London, after he had been transported by train from Dover. The exhortation followed […]

Reflecting on the Cenotaph, 11 November 2016

This year’s remembrance commemoration saw the usual round of well-worn media debates on whether people should wear a poppy, what colour it should be : red or white or purple (for animals in war), and from what date it should be worn, the 23rd October or 1st November. The media event which caused the most […]

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