Kipling and the Great War

A very useful article on Kipling and the War has been posted on the Kipling Society’s website: http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/rg_greatwar.htm In the article, Rodney Atwood follows kipling’s actions and writing through the war years in considerable detail, dispelling some of the myths that have accrued because of popular treatments like My Boy Jack. By the way, I […]

Fakes

In the 1920s, the pacifist propagandist Arthur Ponsonby (author of Falsehood in Wartime) did much to discredit all the 1914 accounts of German atrocities in Belgium by pointing out that many of the stories that appeared in newspapers during the autumn of 1914 were obviously inventions. This, from The Times, is a good example: A […]