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destruction 17 Feb 2014, 01:23 by John Simpson

The destruction of the fittest   U 16.1598-1602: […] he was only too conscious of the casualties invariably resulting from propaganda and displays of mutual animosity and the misery and ... law of evolution. 4      But as we approach the horrors of the First World War, “the destruction of the fittest” is enlisted in eugenic arguments against “those who deem war ...

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Joseph Casey 28 Nov 2013, 13:06 by JJON Editors

They simply fade away: news on the life and death of an old soldier - Joseph Casey     Joyce met the former Fenian revolutionary Joseph Casey in Paris in 1903, probably at ... in the history of France, the outbreak of the Commune. The canker of civil war with all its hideous accompaniments ate into the very heart of the National Guard. ( Freeman ...

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Buckley 28 Nov 2013, 13:19 by JJON Editors

Rifleman Buckley     John Wyse Jackson and Peter Costello neatly summarize what we know about Fred Buckley, another of the rate-collectors from John Stanislaus Joyce’s day:   Of the other ... name was Frederick A. Buckley; he was a raconteur; he fought in the Crimean War; and he could handle a weapon. Maybe some of these facts can be confirmed from ...

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Absentminded 29 Nov 2013, 12:14 by JJON Editors

Absent-minded warriors   U 15.795: I fought with the colours for king and country in the absentminded war under general Gough. This is presumably an allusion to An absent ...

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philirenists 2 Sep 2014, 01:07 by John Simpson

Philirenists: peace-loving monarchs U 15.4435: Struggle for life is the law of existence but but human philirenists, notably the tsar and the king of England, have invented arbitration ... Oswald Myconius, a follower of the Swiss humanist Zwingli, wrote (c1520) a tract against war called Philirenus, which was apparently circulated in manuscript. 1 The co-author of a Brief ...

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Kane 30 Aug 2013, 02:12 by John Simpson

James Joyce and Matthew Kane U 17.1253: Matthew F. Kane (accidental drowning, Dublin Bay). My father, Francis Joseph Kane, was born into a Catholic family in Dublin in 1895 ... children (a boy and a girl). Her husband was killed in the First World War. Her son Patrick became an actor and joined the RAF early in 1942. He was ...

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Gerald and Brendan 29 Aug 2013, 01:01 by John Simpson

Gerard and Brendan Gallaher: the next generation   U 10.41-4: Yes: they were from Belvedere. The little house. Aha. And were they good boys at school? O. That was ... as “Electrical Engineer” and Brendan as “Bank Clerk”.      The outbreak of the First World War was a turning-point for Brendan. Both he and his brother enlisted in the services ...

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Vengeance 28 Nov 2013, 13:53 by JJON Editors

Vengeance and the shores of Manhattan   U 12.1367-74 : the Times rubbed its hands and told the whitelivered Saxons there would soon be as few Irish in Ireland as ... subsequent events – and in particular the employment of Irish soldiers in the American Civil War: Smith O’Brien on the American War... .They have not forgotten that they were received ...

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possible 8 Feb 2016, 00:26 by John Simpson

Washing possible is more than possible   U 18.204-6: [...] when I said I washed up and down as far as possible asking me and did you wash possible the ... Holdar Roome” refers to the expression in another context: soldiering in the First World War – though in a text published as late as 1968: 2 Next we washed up as ...

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Albion 16 Nov 2012, 12:53 by John Simpson

Perfide Albion — Perfidious Albion   U 12.1208-9 : And says Lenehan that knows a bit of the lingo: —Conspuez les anglais! Perfide Albion!   U 12.1385-9 : —The French! says ... est le Punica fides des Romains. ( "Albion" )     But at the height of the Boer War (1899-1902) and during the series of English-German talks about an entente cordiale, which ...

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