WWI Overview

Here’s a great video that summarizes WWI from Ferdinand’s assassination all the way to the end.

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More Getty Images

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Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia

Here are some pictures from Getty Images of a 100 year anniversary remembrance of WWI in Sarajevo. 

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Mine Fields

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For more on the Bosnian Mine Fields, check out these links:

VICE News: Haunting Photos of Bosnia’s Neverending Land Mine and Flooding Problem

Deutche Welle: Former enemies clear mines together in Bosnia

Al Jazeera: Bosnia Mines Still Kill 20 Years Later

University of Essex: Landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Hellidon Windows

On page 4 Butcher describes a stained glass window memorial at St. John the Baptist in Hellidon. I emailed that church and they kindly responded with pictures!

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The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:

      That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

      In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

      Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;

A body of England’s, breathing English air,

      Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

      A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

            Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

      And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

            In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Tim Butcher Interviews

Lucy Kalanithi TED Talk

Lucy Kalanithi gave a moving speech about life, death, and her husband for a TED Talk last November

NY Times Op-Ed

For those of you who have not read the Op-Ed Paul published in the New York Times, here it is: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/sunday/how-long-have-i-got-left.html?mcubz=0 

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Here’s an interview from Paul’s wife Dr. Lucy Kalanithi with the California Commonwealth Club

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