World War I

Beyond the Odds

Beyond the Odds: Providence in Britain’s Wars of the 20th Century

"At many times in the two World Wars, Britain was saved from disaster in circumstances that defied probabilities," we read on the cover of 'Beyond the Odds', a new book by John Scriven with Tim Dieppe (Wilberforce Publications). "There were…
goodbye old man

Remembrance Sunday: ‘Goodbye, Old Man’

'Goodbye, Old Man', watercolour, by Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), depicts a British soldier saying farewell to his dying horse. It was commissioned in 1916 by the Blue Cross animal welfare charity,…

We will remember them, won't we?

  We will remember them. We intone it ritually every year. We even make a chronological covenant: 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning..' There have…