Category: Issue 6.1 – War and Peace

War as Voter-Bait: Labour & the 1918 General Election

Written by Christopher Worrall. Edited by Bradley Bosson.   In recent memory, the marking of Remembrance Day (especially with the recent 100 year anniversary of the start of World War One) has seen considerable public debate as to the nature…

Remembering Lost Lives

Written by Jessica Rowan. Edited by Meg Barker.   In the grand foyer of Derby Council House rests a plaque. This plaque has a specific function, one of memory and remembrance, being a memorial to fourty five council employees who…

Corps and Columns – The Battle Tactics of Napoleon Bonaparte and Why They Failed Him at Waterloo

Written by Cameron King. Edited by Bradley Bosson.   The Duke of Wellington once said of his old enemy Napoleon, ‘His presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men.’ Though this could simply be exaggerated rhetoric, spoken…

Terrorist attacks on 9/11, the war against terror.. and baseball: Sport’s role in bringing back hope to New York City.

Written by Alex Gordon. Edited by Eleanor Winn. It’s September 11th 2001. A perfectly normal day by all accounts. New York is alive with workers and tourists hustle enthusiastically from street to street. It is 8.30am and the city is…

Caesar, Pompey and the Birth of the Roman Empire

Written by Nathaniel Robinson. Edited by Catherine Anderson.   Rome 49BC and Julius Caesar has crossed the Rubicon with his thirteenth legion and marches towards Rome. In response Pompey and his supporters flee the city, beginning a political and military…

The Seven Years War: the First World War In 1754

Written by Sam Ralph. Edited by Megan Wright.   The Seven Years War represents one of history’s least useful names. Rather confusingly, it is known as the French and Indian War in the United States, the War of the Conquest in…